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

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

Engineering & Secondary Roads Contacts:

County Engineer’s Office   712.328.5608
Underwood Shop   712.566.2779
Carson Shop   712.484.3814
Central Shop, primary   712.566.2722
Central Shop, secondary   712.482.3033
County Communications Center   712.328.5737    (After Hours)

Current Projects:
Project Updates  *Updated 2/6/2018*

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

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 


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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

The Alert Iowa system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it's Communities.

The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented The Alert Iowa system, a high-speed notification solution and Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.

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