City Ordinances

A complete listing of City Ordinances may be viewed in PDF format at Current Code of Ordinances (PDF).


2017 Ordinances

January 11, 2017 - Ordinance No. 1562

Ordinance amending the Indianola Municipal Code by adding Chapter 94, authorizing time of sales inspections within the City sanitary sewer system


January 11, 2017 - Ordinance No. 1561

An ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 165 zoning regulations, to allow for and to provide additional requirements for outdoor storage in M-1 and M-2 zoning classifications


2016 Ordinances

December 28, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1560

An ordinance authorizing tax exemption under the urban revitalization plan for industrial use in accordance with Indianola Municipal Code Section 7.07

December 14, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1559


An ordinance authorizing tax exemption under the urban revitalization plan for industrial use in accordance with Indianola Municipal Code Section 7.07

November 30, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1558


Ordinance vacating a portion of real estate described as South one-half (1/2) of North/South alley lying between Lot 3 and Lot 4, Block 5 of Berry's Addition, Indianola, Warren County, Iowa and retaining easement rights

November 9, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1557


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa by amending Indianola Code Chapter 69 to restrict parking on east side of "G" Street south of Ashland To Corner

August 31, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1556


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa by amending Indianola Code Chapter 65 to include stop signs and Chapter 69 to restrict parking on East Trail Ridge Avenue, East Scenic Valley Avenue, North 3rd Lane and North 6th Street

June 15, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1555


An ordinance granting final approval of industrial property tax exemption for new construction at 1817 N. 7th Street

May 11, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1554


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 122 "Transit Merchant Licenses"

June 29, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1553


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola Iowa, Chapter 156 "Building Code", Chapter 157 "Electrical Code", Chapter 158 " Plumbing Code", Chapter 159 "Mechanical Code", Chapter 160 "Fire Prevention Code", and Chapter 162 "Fuel Gas Code"



​May 11, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1552


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola Iowa, Chapter 165 "Zoning Regulations" and Chapter 166 "Site Plan" and Chapter 170 "Subdivision Regulations".


April 13, 2016 - Ordinance No. 1551 


An ordinance vacating a portion of real estate described as the west one-half (1/2) of the east/west alley within Block 36 of College Addition, Indianola, Warren County, Iowa and retaining easement rights.


2015 Ordinances


September 30, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1550


An Ordinance Amending Traffic Control Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Indianola, Iowa, By Restricting Parking On East Franklin and On West Franklin

September 30, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1549


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NOS. 1428, 1026, 1137, 1218 AND 1336, PROVIDING THAT GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED AND COLLECTED EACH YEAR ON ALL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE AMENDED Hillcrest URBAN RENEWAL AREA  AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NOS. 1396, 1217 AND 1314 PROVIDING THAT GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED AND COLLECTED EACH YEAR ON ALL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE AMENDED Downtown Urban Renewal Area, IN THE City of Indianola, COUNTY OF Warren, STATE OF IOWA, BY AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STATE OF IOWA, City of Indianola, COUNTY OF Warren, Indianola Community School District, AND OTHER TAXING DISTRICTS, BE PAID TO A SPECIAL FUND FOR PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON LOANS, MONIES ADVANCED TO AND INDEBTEDNESS, INCLUDING BONDS ISSUED OR TO BE ISSUED, INCURRED BY THE City IN CONNECTION WITH THE Hillcrest/Downtown Unified Urban Renewal Area 

September 30, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1548


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City Of Indianola, Iowa, By Rezoning Land Owned By Steve And Barbara Williams to change the zoning classification from A-1 Agriculture to R-3 mixed residential district

September 30, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1547


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City Of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 155 "Sign Code" Regarding Nonconforming Signs

September 30, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1546


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, by rezoning land owned by Steve Barr (Thorn Tree Development Corporation) to the zoning classification from Highway Commercial (C-2) to Planned Residential District (R-5)


June 24, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1545


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, but rezoning land owned by Blair and Marilyn Lawson, Robert and Kathleen Eivins, and Donald Borts, to change the zoning classification from agricultural (A-1) to mixed residential (R-3)

April 15, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1544


An ordinance amending the traffic control provisions of the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, by providing for special speed zone on East Hillcrest Avenue

April 15, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1543


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 16 "Site Plan" to include minimum paving requirements for parking on highway corridor


January 14, 2015 - Ordinance No. 1542


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, to update permit and development fees, effective January 1, 2015




2014 Ordinances


December 24, 2014 - Ordinance No. 1541


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, by rezoning land owned by the Indianola Community School District to change the zoning of certain property from agricultural (A-1) and highway commercial (C-2) to mixed residential (R-3) zoning classification



December 10, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1540


An ordinance amending the boundaries that divide the City of Indianola into four wards (and 7 precincts)



November 26, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1539

An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, by rezoning land owned by Karla Beard to Change the zoning of certain property (2000 East 2nd Ave.) from Agricultural (A-1) to Mixed Residential (R-3) zoning classification



November 12, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1538

An ordinance vacating a portion of real estate located at the South 1/2 of the north/south alley within Block 9 East Indianola Addition



October 15, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1537


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa Chapter 135 "Street Use and Maintenance" to provide for appropriate excavation cost and cash deposit

October 15, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1536


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 40, "Public Peace" to provide for temporal regulations of noise 

September 24, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1535


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, by rezoning land owned by Vetter Equipment Co. to change the zoning of certain property (2100 block of East 2nd Ave.) from Agricultural (A-1) to Highway Commercial (C-2) zoning classification

​September 24, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1534


An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 55, "Animal Protection and Control" to remove special council approval exception to keeping of livestock

August 13, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1533


An ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances for the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 165, zoning regulations, to permit treatment of large animals in vet clinics in C-2 districts.

June 4, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1532


An ordinance amending the code of ordinances for the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 122, by amending provisions pertaining to merchants.

May 15, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1531


An ordinance amending the traffic control provisions of the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa by changing a portion of "C" Street between Clinton Avenue to Girard Avenue to allow southbound vehicular traffic.

May 15, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1530


An ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 165, zoning regulations, to provide additional requirements for development on more than one acre in A-1, R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 zoning classifications.

April 30, 2014 - Ordinance Number 1529


An ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 165, zoning regulations, to permit a special exception to Board of Adjustment approval for use of structure for bed and breakfast in R-1 zoning districts.




2013 Ordinances


October 30, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1528


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa by changing North "D" Street to allow 2-way traffic flow.

October 30, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1527


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa by restricting parking on "B" Street and on North 3rd and 4th Street.

October 16, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1526


An ordinance to amend the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, Chapter 37, "fire department" to reflect current department operational needs.

September 11, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1525


An ordinance vacating a buffer park easement in Quail Meadows subdivision Lots 1 and 19.

September 11, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1524


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, by specifying "no parking" zone on the south side of East Norwood from North 6th east to the dead end.


July 24, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1523


An ordinance amending parking regulations (Chapter 69) in the City of Indianola, Iowa.


July 17, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1522


An ordinance amending the municipal code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, by rezoning land owned by Simpson College to change the zoning on property located 1100 and 1200 blocks of West Iowa Avenue from R-1 single family residential to R-5 planned residence district with restrictions.


June 26, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1521


An ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa, 2013 to prohibit off-premises portable signs.

June 26, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1520


An ordinance amending the site plan ordinance (chapter 166.11) by allowing split-faced concrete masonry units.

June 12, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1519


An ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa, 2013, to prohibit off-premises portable signs.


June 5, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1518


An ordinance increasing fees in Chapter 106 regarding recycling fees of the Indianola Code of Ordinances.

May 22, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1517


An ordinance amending the City Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa, 2013, to allow the keeping of bees in the city.


April 3, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1516


An ordinance repealing Sections 162.01, 162.02, 162.03, 162.08, 162.09, 162.10 and 162.11 and enacting new Sections 162.01, 162.02, 162.03, 162.08, 162.09, 162.10 and 162.11 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

April 3, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1515


An ordinance repealing Section 160.02, Section 160.03, 160.06 and enacting a new Sections 160.02, 160.03 and 160.06; amending Section 160.05; and adding a new Section 160.14 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

April 3, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1514


An ordinance repealing Section 159.01 and Section 159.02 and enacting a new Section 159.01 and Section 159.02 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.


April 3, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1513


An ordinance repealing Section 158.01 and Section 158.02 and enacting a new Section 158.01 and Section 158.02 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

April 3, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1512


An ordinance repealing Section 157.02 and enacting a new Section 157.02 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

April 3, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1511


An ordinance repealing Chapter 156, building code, and enacting a new Chapter 156, building code of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

March 13, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1510


An ordinance readopting the existing city code of the City of Indianola, Iowa, 2000, as the Code of Ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

February 13, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1509


An ordinance amending zoning ordinance number 341 and changing a portion of the zoning map of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

January 30, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1508


An ordinance regarding changes to Chapter 155 as to permitted and prohibited signs.

January 30, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1507


An ordinance amending the zoning regulations by adding community meeting rooms as a special exception use to the C-3 zoning (general retail and office) of section 165.09 of the code of ordinances of the City of Indianola, Iowa.

March 13, 2013 - Ordinance Number 1506


An ordinance providing for the vacation of a portion of street right-of-way.