2022 Pet License Registration Open
Remember to license your pet for 2022 online or by mail. All dogs and cats are required to be licensed in the City of Windsor Heights on an annual basis from the first day of January each year. Applications made on or after April 1 are delinquent and the license fee is doubled. All pets must have a current rabies vaccination.

  • Pet License - spayed/neutered animal: $20 per calendar year 
  • Pet License – not spayed/neutered: $30 per calendar year 
  • Pet Unlicensed Delinquency Fee - Double original license fee (after April 1)

Register Online

To register your pet online and pay with a credit card, please complete this form. All electronic payments have a $2.50 transaction fee.

Register In-Person

To register your pet and pay by check, print this form and drop it off with your payment during normal business hours (M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm) at the Windsor Heights Public Safety Building located at 1133 66th Street, Windsor Heights, IA 50324.

Animal owners are subject to a criminal citation for keeping an unlicensed animal. For more information about City guidelines, lost & found animals, animal concerns, and complaints please click here.
While regular curbside yard waste collection has ended for the season, your yard waste has one more chance to be collected this winter! The last day of winter collection will take place on Friday, January 7th.

Both carts and bags can be used for winter collection. Wreaths and garlands won't be accepted, but real Christmas trees with a sticker will be picked up. Christmas trees will need one Compost It! sticker attached. When you set it at the curb, the sticker is the only decoration your tree can have. All ornaments, lights, and wires need to be removed.  

Stickers are available at City Hall or online at the button below.
The 2022 Curb It! calendar from Metro Waste Authority is available online. Recycling days for Windsor Heights are the black lid weeks. City Hall will have magnets of these calendars available for residents to pick up in late January or you can download the calendar by clicking the button below.
It's January and that means more snow is on the way. But when everyone takes a few simples steps, the snow removal process is quicker and safer! With each winter storm, please remember these snow removal reminders.

  • Don't park on the street when it snows and 24 hours after the snowfall ends. Failure to do so many result in a $25 citation. Empty streets help the snowplows clear the street safely and efficiently.
  • Clear your sidewalks within 48 hours after the snowfall ends. This will help your neighbors get around safely.
  • Don't push snow from your property into the street.
Keep Fire Hydrants Clear
When you shovel your driveway and sidewalk, don't forget to clear the area around the fire hydrant (if there is one near your property). Heavy snowfall can cover or block these and make it difficult for firefighters to access them in an emergency.
When temperatures drop, the risk of your pipes freezing jumps. That's because water expands as it freezes and this expansion can break metal or plastic pipes. This could cause thousands of dollars in property damage. But here are some simple steps from the Red Cross to prevent this problem.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
  • Keep garage doors closed.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.
  • Let cold water drip from a faucet.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and night.
  • If you are out of town, keep the heat set to no lower than 55 degrees.
  • Add insulation to basements, attics, and crawl spaces.

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes
  • If you turn on your faucet and only a trickle comes out, it's likely that the pipe is frozen.
  • Keep the faucet open so water can come out as the pip begins to thaw.
  • Apply heat to the frozen section of the pipe using an electric heating pad, hairdryer, portable space heater, or wrap pipes with towels soaked in hot water.
  • Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame devices.
  • Apply heat until the water pressure is back to normal.
  • Check all other faucets for other frozen pipes.
City of Windsor Heights buildings will be closed on Monday, January 17th, 2022 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr Day. This holiday will not affect trash/recycling pickup, which will occur as normal on Friday the 21st.
New Mayor & Councilmembers Sworn In
Mayor Dave Burgess swears in new Mayor Mike Jones for his term as Mayor.
Mayor Dave Burgess swears in City Councilmember Lauren Campbell for her first term.
Mayor Dave Burgess swears in City Councilmember Joseph Jones for his second term.
Mayor Dave Burgess swears in City Councilmember Michael Libbie for his first term.
Mayor Dave Burgess presents City Councilmember Michael Loffredo with a resolution of recognition for his years of service to the City of Windsor Heights. Councilmember Loffredo served on City Council from 2017-2021. Thank you for your service to Windsor Heights!
New Mayor Mike Jones (left) presents Mayor Dave Burgess with a resolution of recognition for his years of service to the City of Windsor Heights. Mayor Burgess served as Mayor from 2017-2021 and was on City Council before that. Thank you for your service to Windsor Heights!
Have your next event at the Windsor Heights Community Center! Windsor Heights residents receive a 25% discount off of the rental fee. This signature facility can seat over 200 people. Since opening in 2010, the facility has hosted wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings, and countless other events.
Have a question for the City? Or need to report a pothole or other issues in Windsor Heights? Send us a text! TextWH is a non-emergency service. Always call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Text a question or concern to (855) 637-9442. If asking a question, you'll get a response with a link to the City's website with more information. If that doesn't answer your question, send a message to City staff who will contact you during normal business hours.
Check out the City Council Recap! This is a brief highlight of action taken by the City Council.
Prefer a Printed Newsletter?
Residents have the option to receive a City newsletter in printed form. If you would like to (or know a neighbor who would) please email your name and address to Communications/Recreation Coordinator Whitney Tucker at wtucker@windsorheights.org or call 515-645-6819. Residents have to opt in to receive the newsletter in printed form. They will not automatically be mailed to every resident.
Save the Date
  • January 7 — Winter Collection
  • January 12 — Board of Adjustment Meeting Via Zoom
  • January 17 — City Buildings Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • January 18 — City Council Meeting at City Council Chambers
  • February 7 — City Council Meeting at City Council Chambers
  • February 21 — City Council Meeting at City Council Chambers

City Council meetings are at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers at 1133 66th St
Phone Numbers

City Hall 515-279-3662
Police Department 515-222-3321
Police Admin/Records 515-277-4453
Building Inspections 515-333-4161 (Safe Building Iowa)
Fire Department 515-279-9450
Public Works Department 515-645-6825
Community Events Center 515-645-6819