Pottawattamie County

The Traveling Treasurer

Pottawattamie County Treasurer’s Office is pleased to announce representatives will be out in Avoca at the courthouse between March 21 – 23 to collect Property Tax & Motor Vehicle transactions from 9 AM to 4PM, closing from 12 PM to 1 PM.

What: Property Tax Collection & Motor Vehicle Transactions

Where: Avoca Courthouse in Avoca, IA

When: March 21 – 23 from 9 AM – 4 PM; Closed 12 PM – 1 PM

Spring 2018 Residential Tree Program – Council Bluffs Region

Plant Some Shade is a partnership initiative to aid long-term energy and natural resource conservation. The program is funded by MidAmerica Energy and administered by the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board, City of Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation, Council Bluffs Trees Forever and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Bureau of Forestry.

Plant Some Shade information:

  • Advance orders for Plant Some Shade are required.
  • Please visit Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation, Pottawattamie County Conservation or Council Bluffs Trees Forever websites to access the application form.
  • Order forms can be mailed to Pottawattamie Counservation Foundation, Attn: Residential Tree Program, 223 South 6th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Tree purchase is limited to two trees per Mid America Energy customer’s household to ensure all customers have an opportunity to purchase trees.
  • Applications are being accepted through April 18th or until all trees are sold.  In the event additional trees are available on distribution day, they will be released for purchase at 8:30 a.m. on a first serve basis, or until all trees are sold.
  • Trees will be available for pick up at the Harrah’s parking lot located at One Harrah’s Blvd. in Council Bluffs from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018. Any trees not picked up by 10:30 a.m. will be considered a donation to Pottawattamie Counservation Foundation.

Please complete the order form and return with a check for $30 (one tree) or $60 (two trees), payable to Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation. No credit card or cash orders accepted.

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.