E-Resources For The Clerk’s Office

The League has compiled the following list of Web resources that cities often use. If you have suggestions for a link to be added to this list or find a link that is no longer working, please email us or call (515) 244-7282.

Site & Description
​28E (Intergovernmental) Agreement database
Administrative Code​
​Administrative rules created by state agencies to administer programs created by the Legislature.
Administrative Services​, Dept of
​Administrative Services includes purchasing, accounting, surplus equipment and Iowa Energy Bank.
​Alcoholic Beverages Division​
​Liquor licensing
​Annual Financial Report FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions page on City Annual Financial Report
Attorney General opinions, Iowa
​Auditor of State
Audits, City ​Annual Financial Reports
​City Codes​
Listing of online city municipal code books, maintained by Drake University’s Law School Library
​City Finance Committee
Acts as the appeal board for decisions rendered by the Director of Department of Management on rate limit appeals by cities.
Code of Iowa​
​Provides links to pending legislation information, the Code of Iowa as wells as Iowa Acts
​​Community Block Grants
City Development Board, ​Housing and Main Street programs
​Deer Management Zones
Process through DNR that enables cities to host a special deer hunts intended to control the deer population
Department of Labor, US
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and general wage issues
​DNR Offices
Drug and Alcohol Testing Alliance (DATA)
Statewide drug and alcohol testing program for local government safety-sensitive positions. League endorsed program
​Economic Development Authority, Dept of
​Economic Development, including Vision Iowa, Main Street programs, Tourism
Enhance Iowa Board

Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants and River Enhancement Community Attraction and Tourism (RECAT) grants
Secretary of State’s website dealing with election issues and results.
​Electronic Waste
​Hotel/Motel Tax Info​
Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association sponsors several training opportunities and offers a clerk and finance officer certification program.
Iowa Setoff Program Participant Info
Iowa Setoff Program helps cities collect delinquent payments from individuals that receive state payments.
Index of Iowa Law Pertaining to Cities
Topical list of links into the Code of Iowa maintained by the Iowa League of Cities.
Internal Revenue Service – Tax Responsibilities and Affordable Care Act
Federal tax topics for local governments
Iowa ​Legislature
Legislator contact information, committee information and meeting schedules, bill tracking
​​Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Lead, coordinate, and support homeland security and emergency management functions in order to establish sustainable communities and ensure economic opportunities for Iowa and its citizens.
​​Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS)
Most city employees are covered by this pension plan, though some can opt-out.
​​Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust
Statewide investment program that serves as an alternative to local banking institutions. League endorsed program.
​​Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB)
IPIB has the authority to issue both informal advice and declaratory orders with the force of law regarding the state’s open meetings and records laws; offer training and disseminate information; investigate complaints; seek resolution of disputes, and act to enforce the law. Members of the board will discuss their work and answer questions.
Iowa State Extension to Communities
ISU programs aimed at local government, including clerk training, mayor & council orientations and community development resources. 
Iowa Waste Exchange
Resources to help divert usable items from Iowa’s landfills. Includes listings of item available for reuse.
Library Trustees Handbook
The State Library of Iowa maintains this online resource for library board trustees.
​Local Budgets – ​Valuation & Budget Data
Local Budget Appeals
​​Local Option Sales Tax (LOST)
Main Street Iowa
​Management, Dept of​
Municipal Budgets, TIF Reporting, Budget Protests & Appeals
​Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System of Iowa (MFPRSI)
​Forty-nine cities are covered by this pension program, which is governed by Code of Iowa Chapter 411
​Natural Resources​, Dept of​
Land management, water and air quality, urban forestry and wildlife
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
​Online Grant System (GEMS)
Online system for state-administered grants
​Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board
​Raffle Licensing
Revenue and Finance​, Dept of​
Property Tax Appeals, Sales Taxes & Exemptions, Warrants (Checks) from the state
​Sales Tax Due Date Calendar​
​Sales Tax Exemption for Construction Projects​
​Secretary of State
Notary Filing, 28E filing, election information
​State of Iowa​
​State Government portal
​State Warrants​
Checks or “warrants” from the state have codes to explain the source of and reason for the payment.
Street Financial Report (DOT)
Annual report for all cities
Treasurer, State
Investment Rate Minimums, Special Assessment Rates, bank collaterialization, pledging and unclaimed property reporting
​​Treasury, US
​US Treasury web application allows registered users to look up history of payments to your city.
​US Census Data
Veteran’s Preference
Iowa law states that military veterans shall receive a preference, “in the appointment and employment over other applicants of no greater qualification.” 
Water Quality
Withholding Due Date Calendar​
Workforce Development​
Labor services, workers’ compensation, labor market info
​Workplace Posters 
​Free posters that state and federal laws require to be posted in the workplace.

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