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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Leaf Vacuuming

Red maple leaf

The City of University Heights is offering residents two rounds of Fall leaf vacuuming, weather permitting.

  • Rake leaves into sizable piles on the grass in the City right-of-way, not in the street or over the curb.
  • Do not include branches, brush, or other ya...
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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Help strike out hunger.

Strike Out Hunger

Team up with the University Heights Community Fund, the City of University Heights, and our local businesses to support the CommUnity Food Bank.

Volunteers will be placing donation bags at residents’ doors the afternoon of Sunday, October 2.

To do...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Iowa Home Football Game Day Expectations 2022

Black and gold football on blue background

How to responsibly tailgate in University Heights.

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Trees, Shrubs, and Other Plantings

Tree and shrub trimming diagram

Owners of private property are responsible for care and maintenance of trees and shrubs located in the City right-of-way adjoining their property. 

Posted on: July 7, 2022

The County's Soil Health Program could help you get a greener lawn.

Green grass, white sky

Homeowners in unincorporated Johnson County and its smaller communities (including University Heights) who would like to have greener, healthier lawns without the use of chemicals can apply to have 50 percent of the costs reimbursed (up to $2,000) through...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Pet Owner Responsibilities

black dog pawprints on green background

Whether you and your dog are walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, playing in a park, or in your own yard, be aware of your responsibilities as a pet owner.

Dogs may be everybody’s best friend, but dog waste is not. Clean up after your dog and properly dis...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Options for Yard Waste Disposal

Tied bundle of sticks

Options for disposing of sticks, small branches, leaves, and other yard waste include:

  • Place yard waste in Johnson County Refuse yard waste bags, and set the bags out for regular Tuesday curbside pickup. 
    • Purchase yard waste bags with the ...
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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Where are fireworks prohibited?

Fireworks graphic

The use of fireworks in University Heights is prohibited. Find more information in Ordinance No. 205.

The consumer use of fireworks is also illegal in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Oxford, Swisher, and unincorporated Johnson County.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Resources

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Review public health information sources and remain up-to-date on the COVID-19 pandemic. The following links provide current information from our local, county, state, and federal partners.

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

University Heights COVID-19 Prevention Initiative

COVID-19 face mask graphic

Because it is critically important to protect residents, visitors, students, and employees in the City of University Heights from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Louise From issued the COVID-19 Prevention Initiative Proclamation on July 28, 2020. ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

University Heights History

Lee Koser's Golfview Avenue house in 1929, shortly after it was built.

The driving force behind the creation of University Heights was Lee Koser, a realtor who worked with his brother George as the Koser Brothers. 

Lee Koser resided in two houses that he built in University Heights. He lived in the house at 100 Koser...

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