Ordinances

Ordinances of interest

Burning/Bow Hunting

No burning other than recreational burning is allowed within ½ mile of Cedar Rapids, Marion, or Hiawatha. If you are located outside of the ½ mile restricted area, burning is permitted within the corporate city limits in an approved incinerator, which has a wire mesh lid. Wire mesh lids shall not exceed ½ inch clear opening and will cover the entire opening of the container. Any other burning requires a Burning Permit. To obtain a burning permit, call the Linn County Health Department at 319-892-6000, or fill out an application at https://gis.linncountyiowa.gov/apps/health/openburning/

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CHAPTER 41 – PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

NUISANCES AND ANIMAL CONTROL

ALL DOGS/CATS MUST HAVE CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION In Robins, it is unlawful for the owner of any dog/cat to allow or permit such animal to run at large. All dogs/cats are to be restrained and/or confined to the premise of the owner, except when accompanied by the owner, or handler of said animal(s). Review the complete Animal Control Regulations, in Chapter 55 of the Municipal Code.

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CHAPTER 50 – NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE

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CHAPTER 55 – ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL

BUILDING PERMITS

The City of Robins has its own building department and has adopted, as its regulations, the 2021 Edition of the International Building, Electrical, and Mechanical Codes. 

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CHAPTER 153 – PLUMBING CODE

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CHAPTER 154 – MECHANICAL CODE

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CHAPTER-155-BUILDING_CODE

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CHAPTER 156 – ELECTRICAL CODE

TREE, Shrub, and Weed Regulations

The purpose of this ordinance is to beautify and preserve the appearance of the city by regulating and providing for the planting, care, and removal of trees. No tree shall be planted in any right-of-way. The right-of-way is the area from your property line to the edge of the street. The ordinance also requires property owners to keep the trees on or overhanging the street trimmed to that all branches have a minimum clearance of nine (9) feet over sidewalks and fifteen (15) feet over all streets or alleys. Review the complete Tree Ordinance.

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CHAPTER 151 – TREES & SHRUBS

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CHAPTER 53 – WEEDS

SNOW REMOVAL POLICY

As stated in Section 136.03 of the Robins Municipal Code it is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove the natural accumulations of snow and ice promptly from sidewalks, or if the ice cannot be removed, to treat the ice with sand, salt or other non-slippery substance. If a property owner does not remove the snow or ice or treat the ice within twenty-four (24) hours, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as property tax.

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Total Policy

Vehicles

No person shall operate a golf cart on any public street or alley, for any purpose, unless the owner possesses a City of  Robins permit to operate a golf cart on City Streets, issued by the City Clerk.

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CHAPTER 77 – GOLF CARTS

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CHAPTER 76 – BICYCLE REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 75 – ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND SNOWMOBILES

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CHAPTER 80 – ABANDONED VEHICLES

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CHAPTER 51 – JUNK AND JUNK VEHICLES

Mobile Food
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CHAPTER 122A – MOBILE FOOD MERCHANTS

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2021 Mobile Food Merchant Application

Peddlers, Solicitors
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CHAPTER 122 – PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS

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2021 Peddlers, Solicitors, and Tran Merchant Application

City positions/procedures
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CHAPTER 5 – OPERATING PROCEDURES

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CHAPTER 6 – CITY ELECTIONS

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CHAPTER 7 – FISCAL MANAGEMENT

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CHAPTER 8 – URBAN RENEWAL

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CHAPTER 15 – MAYOR

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CHAPTER 16 – MAYOR PRO TEM

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CHAPTER 17 – COUNCIL

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CHAPTER 18 – CITY CLERK

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CHAPTER 19 – CITY TREASURER

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CHAPTER 20 – CITY ATTORNEY

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CHAPTER 21 – PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

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CHAPTER 22 – PLANNING DIRECTOR

Public safety and health
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CHAPTER 30 – POLICE DEPARTMENT

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CHAPTER 35 – FIRE DEPARTMENT

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CHAPTER 36 – HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SPILLS

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CHAPTER 37 – DISASTER RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION

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CHAPTER 40 – PUBLIC PEACE

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CHAPTER 42 – PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY

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CHAPTER 43 – DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

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CHAPTER 44 – PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES

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CHAPTER 45 – ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND INTOXICATION

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CHAPTER 46 – MINORS

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CHAPTER 52 – NOISE

Parks
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CHAPTER 47 – PARK REGULATIONS

Traffic
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CHAPTER 60 – ADMINISTRATION OF TRAFFIC CODE

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CHAPTER 61 – TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

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CHAPTER 62 – GENERAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 63 – SPEED REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 64 – TURNING REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 65 – STOP OR YIELD REQUIRED

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CHAPTER 66 – LOAD AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

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CHAPTER 67 – PEDESTRIANS

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CHAPTER 68 – ONE-WAY TRAFFIC

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CHAPTER 69 – PARKING REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 70 – TRAFFIC CODE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

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CHAPTER 75 – ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND SNOWMOBILES

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CHAPTER 81 – RAILROAD REGULATIONS

Water and Sewer
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CHAPTER 90 – WATER SERVICE

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CHAPTER 95 – SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM

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CHAPTER 96 – BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS

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CHAPTER 97 – USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS

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CHAPTER 98 – ON-SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS

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CHAPTER 99 – SEWER SERVICE CHARGES

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CHAPTER 100 – SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND CONNECTION FEES

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CHAPTER 101 – SUMP PUMPS

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CHAPTER 105 – SOLID WASTE CONTROL

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CHAPTER 106 – COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE

Utility Franchises
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CHAPTER 109 – ELECTRIC, PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION LINE REQUIREMENTS

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CHAPTER 110 – NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE

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CHAPTER 111 – ELECTRIC FRANCHISE

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CHAPTER 112 – TELEPHONE FRANCHISE

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CHAPTER 113 – CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE

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CHAPTER 114 – ELECTRIC FRANCHISE-LINN CO REC

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CHAPTER 115 – FRANCHISE AGREEMENT – ITC MIDWEST

Street, Sidewalk, and Driveway
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CHAPTER 135 – STREET USE AND MAINTENANCE

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CHAPTER 136 – SIDEWALK REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 137 – VACATION AND DISPOSAL OF STREETS

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CHAPTER 138 – STREET GRADES

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CHAPTER 139 – NAMING OF STREETS

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CHAPTER 140 – DRIVEWAYS

Building Numbering
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CHAPTER 150 – BUILDING NUMBERING

Outdoor Lighting
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CHAPTER 152 – OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Storm Water
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CHAPTER 157 – STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

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CHAPTER 157 – STORM WATER RUNOFF

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CHAPTER 158 – ILLICIT DISCHARGE TO STORM SEWER SYSTEM

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CHAPTER 159 – CONSTRUCTION SITE EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL

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CHAPTER 160 – FLOOD PLAIN REGULATIONS

Property Maintenance
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CHAPTER 161- PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

Geothermal Well
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CHAPTER 162 – GEOTHERMAL WELL STANDARDS

Fire Prevention
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CHAPTER 163 – FIRE PREVENTION CODE

Zoning and Subdivision
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CHAPTER 165 – ZONING REGULATIONS

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CHAPTER 166 – SUBDIVISION REQUIREMENTS

Fireworks
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FIREWORKS POLICY/REGULATIONS

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FIREWORKS PERMIT