Frequently Asked Questions for those moving to Dubuque
Dubuque is located in the Midwest and experiences all four seasons. Click here for detailed climate information
You may register to vote in the office of the County Auditor in the Dubuque County Courthouse. Phone: 563.589.4457
On July 1, 2008, the state rate for Iowa sales tax was set at 6%. The regular Local Option Sales Tax remains in effect where applicable. The total sales tax rate will not exceed 7%.
For 2012-2013 the City of Dubuque's property tax levy is $10.78477 per $1,000 of January 1, 2011, taxable valuation. Additional levies include School District, Area School, and County for a total levy of $34.32049. For questions concerning your property taxes, please contact Denise Dolan, Dubuque County Treasurer, 563.589.4436.
Upon becoming a resident of Iowa, a person 16 years old or older has 30 days to obtain an Iowa driver's license. Driver's licenses are obtained from the Dubuque Driver's License Station, 2460 Gateway Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003. Phone: 563.583.9844.
Residential Iowa license plates may be obtained throughout the year from the Dubuque County Treasurer's Office at the Dubuque County Courthouse, 720 Central Ave. Phone: 563.589.4450.
You may apply for a Marriage License at any County Recorder in Iowa as long as the ceremony is to be performed in Iowa. Marriage applications are accepted at the Dubuque County Recorder's Office, 720 Central Ave, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Phone: 563.589.4434.
Licenses are available for purchase at most sporting goods stores and variety stores throughout Dubuque County. For a complete list of license centers, contact:
Dubuque County Conservation Board
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, IA. 52068.
In Dubuque all dogs and cats over the age of four months are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Newcomers with dogs and cats can apply for a license online at www.petdata.com or contact the City of Dubuque Health Department. Phone: 563.589.4181.
The City of Dubuque's website is www.cityofdubuque.org.
The City Council completes a goal setting session to establish a vision statement, mission statement, and developed priorities for policy agenda. Click here for more information.
The County's website is http://www.dubuquecounty.org/
Have questions about the community? Need assistance with your relocation? Planning a relocation visit to Dubuque? Contact Shannon Gaherty, Newcomer Relations Coordinator, at 563.557.9049 or by email to .
Shannon Gaherty, your Newcomer Relations Coordinator, understands challenges in relocating to a new community and can help you make a smooth transition. Part of Greater Dubuque's workforce initiative, these services are available at no charge. Contact her today to begin planning your move to Dubuque.