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Register my backyard chickens Fill out and return the CJ Chicken Permit application

Get a building permit See the building permit page on this website Building Permits

Find out how my property is zoned Call or stop by City Hall between 8:00 and 4:30 on weekdays or check Columbus Junction Zoning Map Oct 2013 with street names

Sign up for automatic monthly payment for my city water bill Fill out the direct-withdraw-permission form and return to City Hall.

Pay my water and garbage bills Pay in person at the Civic Center 232 Second St. between 8 and 4:30 on weekdays; after hours leave payment in the night payment slot by the front door or arrange. sorry, we do not take debit or credit cards but we can set up auto payment from your bank or credit union account (see above).

Pay my property taxes Pay property taxes and vehicle registrations at the Louisa County Court House, located at 117 South Main Street, Wapello, IA 52653

Get emergency notices from Louisa County The sign up information is at under Emergency Management and here WENS Louisa County

Add commercial garbage pickup Commercial solid waste is handled by Rueckert Sanitation 319-728-2383. Handout with detailed information about CJ Solid Waste

Set out my garbage and recycling Weekly garbage pick up is provided to each residence with a water meter account on Tuesdays or Wednesdays depending on your address. There is a limit of two bags and/or cans per week. Tags may be purchased at City Hall for $1 for excess. Recycling pick up is on Wednesdays. Plastic totes with lids to use for recycling are available at City Hall. It is single stream recycling accepting paper, cardboard, plastics and metal but no glass.


Dispose of old paint Old paint and other household hazardous waste can be taken to the Muscatine Transfer station. More details here: Household Hazardous Waste