Albia's Historic Square

Welcome To Albia

Welcome to the City of Albia's website! We are excited to have this website to communicate with our citizens and visitors.

City of Albia will stride to give up to date information to make sure our citizen’s are well-informed. We want to make this website the best it can be. Feedback from our citizen’s and visitors will be welcomed.

Citizens of Albia, if you have a concern with the way a property looks or the yard is unkept, please call the Monroe County Law Center (641) 932-7815 and ask to speak to our Compliance Officer. That person will take the information and look into your concern.

Thank you

City of Albia

Fireworks. The following section relates to the use of fireworks within the city limits. The use of fireworks by individuals is limited to specific dates and times:

Fireworks may be used by individuals on July 4th only.

On July 4th fireworks may be used from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The use of fireworks by individuals is limited to their use on private property with the express consent of the owner of said property and cannot be used in a way the fireworks would leave the boundaries of the property. Fireworks must be detonated 200 feet from any building. Fines will be assessed to the property owner.

Memorial flowers placed on loved ones’ graves will need to be removed by July 1, 2024.

Thank you

Oakview Cemetery

The Brush dump is open!!!

Only Yard Waste is allowed, no branches in excess of 10 inches in diameter.

Please remember to empty your bags and take them with you.

Please do not dump garbage, furniture or lumber.

Thank you

City of Albia

Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund

Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund provides safe and affordable housing to low and moderate income residents located in Appanoose, Lucas, Monroe and Wayne Counties in Iowa. Our purpose is to improve housing by providing grants or loans for home improvements, repairs, or removal of blighted materials(demolition).

Any homeowner living in Appanoose, Lucas, Monroe, or Wayne counties may qualify for a grant or loan depending on income. Maximum assistance for a grant or loan is $12,000 per household.

Repairs eligible for assistance but not limited to: Roofs, windows, siding, handicapped accessibility, electrical updates, insulation, furnace replacements, painting, demolition, plumbing repairs, porch removal or repair, septic tank/sewer improvements, hot water heater replacement.

If you need help with your home contact Rachel Hoffman Executive Director 641-436-1775

Dear Landlords,

Rental inspections will be restarting for the city of Albia. Registration forms can be picked up at city hall. Upon registering, landlords will be mailed the current inspection check list to help prepare for inspection. Landlords not registered will be in violation of Albia city code chapter 88 section 88.03 Property Maintenance code 2021. Failure to comply with Albia city code chapter 88 can be subject to fines and or denial of rental permit within the city of Albia.

Tenants with questions, contact your landlord for inspection date and inspection check list. Tenants can also call city hall to confirm unit has been registered with the City of Albia.

Thank you all for your cooperation.

Your success is our success

List of contractors in Albia for your spring repairs.
List of landlords in Albia.
Parking of Trailers and Recreational Vehicles:

We’ve had several questions lately asking if trailers or campers are allowed to be parked in driveways, the short answer is most of the time they are not.

Trailers and Recreation Vehicles (Campers, RV’s, boats, etc…) can only be parked or stored in back of your house. They are only allowed to be parked in the front of your house for a maximum of 48 hours for loading, unloading and cleaning purposes and cannot be parked in the street.

If you don’t have access to your rear yard you may request an exemption from the city council.



To the citizens of Albia from Mayor and City Council

Albia City Council meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Mondays of every month.
Meeting dates can change due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances
To address the Council and be placed on the agenda

Please contact the City Clerk, 641-932-2129, or, the Thursday, noon before scheduled meeting date.

If a citizen is not placed on the agenda to address the Council no comment is allowed.

Max levy notice 2024:

Brick the Pool

The city of Albia will be selling bricks that will be placed on the island in front of the pool. Each brick will cost $50.00. The bricks can be inscribed following the directions below. The proceeds from the selling of the bricks will be used to beautify our pool. We will be selling the bricks until all of them are gone. The bricks will be placed next spring for your viewing. You can purchase your brick at City Hall.

Directions for inscription:


Albia City Code: 175.03 PLACING DEBRIS ON STREETS. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or deposit on any street or alley any glass, glass bottle, nails, cans, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter, offal, lawn clippings, leaves, or any other debris, or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.369)

Reminder that a pool fence is required in the City of Albia as of July 1, 2021. Please comply as we will be enforcing the ordinance.
Thank you
City of Albia

Max levy notice 2022:
Proposed parking ordinance:
Non-working Appliances

Do you need assistance with removing non-working appliances from your yard/home?
Call for free removal assistance details: 641-814-2071

Junk Vehicles
  • Good Afternoon City of Albia,
  • Do you perhaps have a non-working vehicle/ working vehicle you are no longer in need using up space and are in need of assistance removing from your property? 
  • This task does not need to be an extra expense to you but instead an investment. 
  • City of Albia has located assistance for same day removal of non-working/ un-wanted vehicles. 
  • Mark A. Witt (641) 969-4613 will purchase these vehicles and remove from your property (purchasing prices may vary pending on vehicle). All purchasing/ removal agreements will be between you the resident and Mark directly.
Pool Fencing Ordinance Passed, Effective Date: July, 1, 2021
Utility Increase Passed 10/19/2020: