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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Zoning Commission

University Heights Iowa The Height of Good Living, established 1935

If you are interested in being considered for the open seat on the Zoning Commission, email Mayor Louise From.

Find out more about the Zoning Commission.

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Storm debris pickup has ended.

Citywide pickup - storm debris

Thank you to residents who have cleared storm drains, cleared debris out of our streets, and helped out neighbors. We’re “better together” whether we’re getting through COVID-19 or a derecho disaster.

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Farmers Market on Melrose

Farmers Market

Due to popular demand, the Farmers Market will continue through the month of September.

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM, 1360 Melrose (the former University Club parking lot).

The walk-through Market follows COVID-19 safety guidelines. Vendors are spaced 6 feet apar...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

University Heights COVID-19 Prevention Initiative

Face mask graphic

Because it is critically important to protect residents, visitors, students, and employees in the City of University Heights from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Louise From issued the COVID-19 Prevention Initiative Proclamation on July 28, 2020.


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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Resources


We are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Management Agency Commission Vice Chair Mayor Louise From and Police Chief Troy Kelsay participate in phone meetings with the Johnson County Emergency Management Commission Team. The team...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Trees and Plantings by Streets and Sidewalks

Tree and shrub trimming diagram

Owners of private property are responsible for the proper care and maintenance of all trees and shrubs located in the parking (also known as the parkway — the area between the street and the property line) adjoining their property. 


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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Comprehensive Plan Update

University Heights Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Revised 06/26/2020

The draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update is another step forward in the process of updating the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. This process always includes opportunities for the public to share opinions and comments to shape the plan.

You may email comments to...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

University Heights Police Department (UHPD)

Graphics on side of black police car that read Police, University Heights.

The UHPD has temporarily changed the way in which it conducts routine interactions, but remains at the ready. Learn more about the UHPD on the Police Department page, and find officers in the Police Department directory.

Message from Chief Troy Kelsay:


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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Solar Purchasing Program

Solarize Johnson County

Solarize Johnson County is a group purchasing program for residential solar offered through a partnership of Johnson County, University Heights, eight other cities in the county, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. 

Homeowners may partic...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Swisher Woods

Green trees in Swisher Woods

Find out about the University Heights woodland, including cleanup and trail marking by community volunteers.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

University Heights History

Lee Koser's Golfview Avenue house in 1929, shortly after it was built.

The driving force behind the creation of University Heights was Lee Koser, a realtor who worked with his brother George as the Koser Brothers. 

Lee Koser resided in two houses that he built in University Heights. He lived in the house at 100 Koser...

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