City Code

Please note, Windsor Heights works hard to keep the city code up-to-date on our website. But, from time to time there may be a lapse in time between updating our city code on the website and what the actual code is. 

For more information, please call City Hall at 515-279-3662.


General Code Provisions (PDF)

  • Chapter 1 - Code of Ordinances
  • Chapter 2 - Charter
  • Chapter 3 - Boundaries
  • Chapter 4 - Municipal Infractions
  • Chapter 5 - Operating Procedures
  • Chapter 6 - City Elections
  • Chapter 7 - Fiscal Management
  • Chapter 8 - Urban Renewal
  • Chapter 9 - Hotel-motel Tax
  • Chapter 10 - Deferred Compensation for City Employees


Administration, Boards and Commissions (PDF)

  • Chapter 15 - Mayor
  • Chapter 16 - Mayor pro Tem
  • Chapter 17 - City Council
  • Chapter 18 - City Clerk
  • Chapter 19 - Finance Director/Treasurer
  • Chapter 20 - City Attorney
  • Chapter 21 - City Administrator
  • Chapter 22 - Public Works Director
  • Chapter 23 - Planning and Zoning Commission


Police, Fire and Emergencies (PDF)

  • Chapter 30 - Police Department
  • Chapter 31 - Alarm Systems
  • Chapter 35 - Fire Department
  • Chapter 36 - Hazardous Substance Spills
  • Chapter 37 - Fire Code


Public Offenses (PDF)


Chapter 40 - Public Offenses:

  • Subchapter 40.01 - Public Peace
  • Subchapter 40.02 - Public Health and Safety
  • Subchapter 40.03 - Public and Private Property
  • Subchapter 40.04 - Drugs and Controlled Substances
  • Subchapter 40.05 - Weapons
  • Subchapter 40.06 - Alcohol Consumption and Intoxication
  • Subchapter 40.07 - Minors
  • Subchapter 40.08 - Park Regulations
  • Subchapter 40.09 - Other Public Offenses Enforcement Provisions


Nuisances and Animal Control

  • Chapter 50 - Nuisance Abatement Procedure
  • Chapter 51 - Damaged or Inoperable Vehicles
  • Chapter 52 - Abandoned Vehicles
  • Chapter 53 - Litter Control
  • Chapter 54 - Noise Pollution
  • Chapter 55 - Animal Protection and Control
  • Chapter 56 - Dangerous Dogs
  • Chapter 57 - Illegal or Dangerous Animals


Traffic and Vehicles (PDF)


Chapter 60 - Traffic and Vehicles:

  • Subchapter 60.01 - Administration of Traffic Code
  • Subchapter 60.02 - Traffic Control Devices
  • Subchapter 60.03 - General Traffic Regulations
  • Subchapter 60.04 - Speed Regulations
  • Subchapter 60.05 - Turning Regulations
  • Subchapter 60.06 - Stop or Yield Required
  • Subchapter 60.07 - Load and Weight Restrictions
  • Subchapter 60.08 - Pedestrians
  • Subchapter 60.09 - One-way Traffic
  • Subchapter 60.10 - Parking Regulations
  • Subchapter 60.11 - Traffic Code Enforcement Procedures
  • Subchapter 60.12 - All-terrain Vehicles and Snowmobiles
  • Subchapter 60.13 - Bicycle Regulations


Water (PDF)

  • Chapter 90 - Water Service System
  • Chapter 91 - Cross Connection Control


Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer (PDF)

  • Chapter 95 - Sanitary Sewer System
  • Chapter 96 - Building Sewers and Connections
  • Chapter 97 - Use of Public Sewers
  • Chapter 98 - On-site Wastewater Systems
  • Chapter 100 - Regulation of Industrial Wastewater, Commercial Wastewater and Hauled Waste
  • Chapter 101 - Storm Water Drainage Utility
  • Chapter 102 - Illicit Discharge to Storm Sewer System


Garbage and Solid Waste (PDF)

  • Chapter 105 - Solid Waste Control and Recycling
  • Chapter 106 - Collection of Solid Waste
  • Chapter 107 - Solid Waste Disposal


Franchises and Other Services (PDF)


  • Chapter 110 - Natural Gas Franchise
  • Chapter 111 - Electric Franchise
  • Chapter 112 - Franchise Fees
  • Chapter 113 - Cable Television Franchise


Regulation of Business and Vocations (PDF)

  • Chapter 120 - Liquor Licenses and Wine and Beer Permits
  • Chapter 121 - Cigarette and Tobacco Permits
  • Chapter 122 - Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants
  • Chapter 123 - House Movers
  • Chapter 124 - Pawnbrokers
  • Chapter 125 - Adult Entertainment Facilities
  • Chapter 126 - Public Dance Halls


Streets and Sidewalks (PDF)

  • Chapter 135 - Excavations of Public Property
  • Chapter 136 - Sidewalk Regulations  
  • Chapter 137 - Vacation and Disposal of Streets
  • Chapter 138 - Street and Sidewalk Grades
  • Chapter 139 - Naming of Streets
  • Chapter 140 - Driveway Regulations
  • Chapter 141 - Fiber Optic Cable License
  • Chapter 142- Parklets


Building and Property Regulations (PDF)

  • Chapter 150 - Building Numbering
  • Chapter 151 - Trees and Vegetation
  • Chapter 152 - Temporary Structures
  • Chapter 153 - Temporary Signs
  • Chapter 155 - Building Code
  • Chapter 156 - Property Maintenance and Rental Housing Code
  • Chapter 157 - Standard Construction Specifications
  • Chapter 158 - Mechanical Code
  • Chapter 159 - Plumbing Code
  • Chapter 160 - Construction Site Erosion  and Sediment Control
  • Chapter 161 - Post-construction Storm Water Control
  • Chapter 162 - Fuel Gas Code
  • Chapter 163- Demolition and Raze Permit


Zoning and Subdivision (PDF)

  • Chapter 165 - Zoning Code – General Provisions  
  • Chapter 166 - Zoning Code – Definitions  
  • Chapter 167 - Zoning Code – Use Types
  • Chapter 168 - Zoning Code – Zoning District Regulations
  • Chapter 169 - Zoning Code – Special and Overlay Districts
  • Chapter 170 - Zoning Code – Development and Design Standards
  • Chapter 171 - Zoning Code – Supplemental Use Regulations
  • Chapter 172 - Zoning Code – Supplemental Site Development Regulations
  • Chapter 173 - Zoning Code – Landscaping and Screening Standards
  • Chapter 174 - Zoning Code – Off-street Parking
  • Chapter 175 - Zoning Code – Sign Regulations
  • Chapter 176 - Zoning Code – Nonconforming Development
  • Chapter 177 - Zoning Code – Administration and Procedures
  • Chapter 178 - Comprehensive Plan