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Official Notices


As November 1 approaches, all citizens are reminded of the City's Snow Ordinance.  The snow regulations are in effect from November 1 to April 1.  A copy of the requirements can be found here.  If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 712-580-7200.


The City of Spencer has numerous Boards and Commissions that serve the citizens of Spencer.  The Mayor would like to keep a list of persons  interested in serving on a City Board or Commission on file.  From time to time positions become vacant and are filled by appointment of the Mayor, with Council approval.  The State Legislature is requesting gender balance on City Boards and Commissions.

The following are some of the Boards and Commissions that may need positions filled by July 1, 2017:

          Airport Board of Trustees-Four year term to expire on 6-30-2021
          Compensation Advisory Board-Six year term to…  Read more

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Government Information

Spencer City Hall is located at 418 2nd Avenue West and is the central administrative office of the City of Spencer.

The Offices located at City Hall include: Office of the Mayor, Office of the City Manager, City Clerk's Office, Public Works Department and Planning Department. The Spencer Council Chambers are located at the North end of the building with a separate entrance at 420 2nd Avenue West. At the north end of City Hall is the office of the Spencer Main Street Company. The entrance to this office is located at 122 West 5th Street.

There are a variety of public services available at City Hall:

  • City records: Council minutes, resolutions and ordinances
  • City cemetery services: Riverside and North Lawn cemeteries
  • City payroll, personnel and bookkeeping
  • Garbage and solid waste services
  • Street and sewer maintenance
  • Various permits and licenses: Building, sign, fence, sidewalk, electrical, plumbing, excavation, Spencer beer and liquor licenses

City Hall is also the central office for the following Boards and Commissions:

  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Airport Board of Trustees
  • Americans with Disabilities Council
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Collective Rate Review
  • Spencer Golf Course Board
  • Spencer Park Board
The staff at Spencer City Hall is available to assist you in any way we can.