County Engineering & Court House Annex
223 South 6th St,
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday - Friday

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5608
Fax: 712.328.4751

Effective 3/18/2020, in response to the Covid-19 Emergency:
The Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads office will be closed to the public until further notice. Our services will remain operational, please e-mail or call 712-328-5608.  To receive information on a survey, please send an e-mail and we will conduct the research for you. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented event.


Miles of Pride

The Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads Department is responsible for all construction and maintenance on the county highway system. Pottawattamie County’s road system is made up of  959 square miles, the second largest in the State of Iowa. The Secondary Roads Department has 251 paved two-lane miles and 1231 unpaved two-lane miles with 346 bridges, 1700+ culverts, and approximately 17,000 signs.

We have 64 employees and 10 maintenance shops:
Avoca, Caledonia, Carson, Central, Hancock, Honey Creek, Keg Creek, Lewis, Underwood, Walnut


 2020 Spotlight Projects:
Current Projects

County Five Year Plan (CYFP)
2020 CFYP

Permit Forms: 
One Stop Permit Application  * Same day permit approval is not guaranteed. 
Entrance Permit Application
Utility Permit

Please save completed permit forms and e-mail to 
In order to process permits, we must have payment.Please mail checks to:
Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads
223 S. 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Other Useful Links:
Engineering/ Roads AVL Map
Service Request Form
Stop Signs Are Not Always The Answer *Released 1/26/2016*

Section Corner Search

Road Improvement Policy
Secondary Road Snow and Ice Policy  


In the Spotlight

Hope 4 Iowa

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For more information visit our website here.








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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.