The City Of Dexter Has Issued a Emergency Proclamation regarding COVID-19. Read on for more details.

March 31, 2020 Update 

Based on the Honorable Governor Kim Reynolds announcement of “substantial community spread” of the coronavirus “COVID-19” in Iowa, the city of Dexter is taking the following steps to protect public health: 

▪ Dexter Community House (aka: Roundhouse), Dexter Library, and Dexter Museum and any city recreational programs are closed to the public until further notice. 

▪ Dexter City Hall will be closed to public unless approval is granted by the City Clerk. Please call ahead at: (515) 789-4210 for an appointment to meet with the Clerk. Meetings will be limited to essential functions or crucial emergency case by case items only.


▪ Dexter City Park playground and shelter house will be closed to the public beginning March 31. 

▪ City phone numbers, city email addresses, and city hall drop box are currently operational during regular office hours. Please leave a message after 4:00 p.m. for a return call. 

▪ We strongly recommend conducting business with the City over-the-phone or online. You may access the clerk’s email at: cityclerk@dexteria.org; Public Works: publicworks@dexteria.org; City of Dexter website: www.dexteria.org 

▪ Information for Online Water Payments: Go to www.PaymentServiceNetwork.com Click on “Start Payment”; Enter Business ID # RT20488; At bottom of page select “Utility account”. Select “Register” and follow prompts to create your profile. Please enter your physical address for identifying factor; Make A Payment. (There is a small processing fee: $1 checking or savings payments; minimum 2.75% credit cards.) 

The City of Dexter encourages safe and sanitary practices. Please wash hands regularly with soap and water, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, practice social distancing and stay up to date with official guidance. Some sources are: 

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

• Iowa Department of Public Health 

• Dallas County Health Department 

• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 

• Polk County Health Department 

The Federal Communications Commission offers a national helpline for health questions if you dial 211 or go online at 211.org 

We recognize that these measures and others being taken throughout the state and country are disruptive. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we move forward.. THANK YOU. 


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