Welcome to the City of Cresco

Welcome to the City of Cresco

Welcome to the City of Cresco.
Here you will find valuable information on the services the City provides to the citizens of Cresco including utilities, street maintenance, and oversight of the Police Department, Public Library, and Fitness Center. Located in scenic Northeast Iowa, Cresco is a community with a population just under 4,000 and is the seat of Howard County. Cresco City Hall is located at 130 North Park Place just north of the Courthouse.
Contact us: 563-547-3101 or email: cityhall@iowatelecom.net


Freezing Water Lines


Water Credit Ending April 20, 2014

The Cresco City Council voted to end the credit on April 20, 2014 for running water to avoid frozen service lines.  We hope that the ground is warming up and the frost is coming out.  However, we are not guaranteeing that your service line will not freeze after April 20th.

You should monitor the temperature of your water and determine if you still need to run your water.  The City will not give a credit for the extra running water after April 20th but it could save you the cost of a frozen service line if you have a shallow service line.  The final adjustment for running water will be on the May 1, 2014 bill.

Emerald Ash Borer Education Program

Emerald Ash Borer Education Program

The ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach office and communities in Howard  County will be offering a workshop on May 1      3,   2014 at the Featherlite Center in Cresco at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is open to anyone in our surrounding communities.


Forester and Invasive Species coordinator, Richard Kittelson of Northeast Iowa RC & D based in Postville will be presenting.  Mr. Kittelson has done several community tree inventories, including Cresco.  He will share his knowledge and expertise for the future outlook of the Emerald Ash Borer.


  Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in our Northeastern area.   Due to the movement of this insect,our agency and communities felt a meeting for public education was warranted.  The EAB has the potential to kill all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

   This meeting will cover topics such as EAB identification, infested ash tree
   symptoms, future tree diversity plantings, and alternatives for homeowners and
landowners with ash trees.

 Please take this opportunity to come and learn with us about EAB. Please call the Extension Office at 547-3001 to register for this program which is free to everyone.

Going Green with utility bill by E-mail - sign up today!

Starting February, customers have the option of Going Green by having their water utility bill sent via e-mail.  If you would like to participate in this program, go to the Utility Forms menu tab on the left to access a printable form.


In an effort to reduce costs and time for the City, we are urging residents to sign up for Direct Debit to pay their water bills by ACH (Automated Clearing House). ACH payments are automatically posted to the accounts.  Go to the Utility Forms menu tab on the left to access a printable form.