Spencer Named 2014 All-Star Community
October 14, 2014 | Read Full Article
Holiday Hours-Veteran's Day
September 23, 2014 | Read Full Article
Recycling in Spencer has increased 44.9%.
July 25, 2014 | Read Full Article
Transfer Station Hours - Effective April 1st, 2013
August 27, 2013 | Read Full Article

Official Notices

Sidewalk Grant Program

In 2012 the Spencer City Council made it a goal to make Spencer a more walkable community. A sidewalk grant program was developed and put in place in January of 2013. The program attracted over 190 applicants for sidewalk replacement or installation of new sidewalk throughout the community.

For those residents needing sidewalk repairs or new sidewalk, a Spencer Sidewalk Grant is available again this season. This grant pays for the calculated amount of concrete required to replace or install a public sidewalk adjacent to their property.
A new feature of the program, this year, is that applicants can choose…  Read more

Grass and Leaves

Tagged bags of grass and leaves will be picked up Fridays of each week. Residents will need to call into the transfer station to be picked up ---prior to each Friday. 712-580-7270


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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 are the office of the Chamber of Commerce and Spencer Main Street Company. The entrance to these offices 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.