Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I call Corydon Police Department?

For an Emergency, dial 911. If you want to speak to an officer, contact the City Hall at 641.872.1826 or in “off’ hours, call the Wayne County Sheriff at 641.872.1566.


2. My dog was out running and was picked up. Where is the pound? Where can I get a tag?

Your dog is at Corydon Vet Clinic on Hwy. 14 north of town. Buy your tag($5) at City Hall, east side of town on Hwy. 2. There is a limit of 6 pets per household.


3. How can I reserve the Community Building at Walden Park? How much? How soon?

The Community Building is located at 501 S. East St. Call City Hall to reserve, 641.872.1826. Reservations can not be made more than 6 months in advance. Call for rates. No fee or reservations needed for the shelter houses.


4. Where do I get my drivers license?

Drivers licenses are available at the Wayne County Courthouse, on the square in Corydon.


5. Where and when is garbage picked up?

All residential garbage is picked up on Thursdays. Residential recycling is picked up every other Friday. City garbage and recycling is contracted through Midwest Sanitation and Recycling, who provide totes for each residence.


6. How do I get rid of limbs & brush?

The City crew will pick up brush on the 3rd Thursday of each month, April through October. You must call City Hall to be put on the pick up list. There is a $5.00 fee for bags of leaves and small piles of sticks and a $10.00 charge for large piles. Limbs must be cut no longer than four foot. Fees will be billed with water, sewer, and garbage.


7. I have just moved here. Who are the contacts & companies for electricity, gas, water & sewer, garbage, telephone & cable TV?

For gas & electric – Alliant Energy – toll free – 1-800-822-4348
For water & sewer & garbage – City of Corydon – 641-872-1826
For telephone – Grand River Mutual (South Central Communications) -641-446-4222 or toll free 800-551-1940
For cable TV – Mediacom – toll free 800-874-2924 or other companies


8. What is the local newspaper?

The Times Republican – 641-872-1234. Visit their website at http://www.corydontimes.com/


9. Who do I contact for a building permit?

Call City Hall – 641-872-1826


10. I want to plant a tree. Should I contact anyone?

BEFORE YOU DIG, call Iowa One Call -toll free 800-292-8989 & they will locate ALL the lines on your property.


11. Is there a water deposit & how much?

The deposit is $200 for renters and no deposit for home owners. You should pay this amount at City Hall at the time of registering for service.


12. When are the meters read? Billing?

Water meters are read on the 15th of each month and the bills are due the following 10th of the next month. The minimum charge is $71.75 per month for a residence – commercial rating requires a call to City Hall.


13. Is the City of Corydon zoned?

Yes. City Hall can help you with questions. Building permits are required.


14. Where do I purchase a cemetery space? How much? Who cares for the cemetery?

Cemetery spaces are purchased at City Hall – price & location vary. The City of Corydon is responsible for the care of the cemetery.


15. Questions about the golf at Walden Park:

Nine-hole course. Green fees $25.00. No cart rental. No reserved tee times. Contact Danny Coffey, Golf Club President, at 641-895-5936 for club memberships.


16. I am interested in renting, who do I contact?

The realtors are listed on our business page of the website. They should know the properties and landlords. For more information or help with relocation, call City Hall at 641-872-1826.



About Corydon

Corydon is located in South Central Iowa in Wayne County. We are a small city of 1585 persons, the largest of 9 cities in the county. Corydon hosts the Wayne County Courthouse on a very charming square in the center of the city. There are two major parks, one with a nine-hole golf course and aquatic center, the other with a 58 acre lake with campgrounds, disc golf course, fishing and a nearby walking trail.

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