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The Fourth of July is a busy time for Shell Rock! We look forward to seeing everyone out and about helping our Community celebrate, but the celebration would not be complete without the Queen contest! We are excited to inform you that the Queen contest will be held on Saturday, May 10th at the Boyd Building. We have attached the Little Miss and Little Mister registration forms, as well as the Queen registration form. The forms may be returned to the City of Shell Rock Office by Friday, April 18th. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you. 

Miss Shell Rock Application

Little Miss and Mr. Shell Rock Application

City Council Minutes Archives


Monthly Newsletter

Application for Zoning Permit

Application for Automatic Payment

City Code and Zoning Ordinances

Recycling Schedule for 2014


Shell Rock Water Quality Report for 2012 available at City Hall upon request.



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 Founded in 1855, Shell Rock, Iowa, is home to bridges that link the town together,

including one that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 Lots are available in the community for new home construction.

Existing affordable homes, available business property,

a quality education system and services such as

high speed Internet make Shell Rock an ideal

place to raise a family or start a business.






City of Shell Rock 4th of July Celebration


The Veteran's Memorial Committee

is asking anyone that is still

interested in putting a name on the memorial to please

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New Information on the Shell Rock Veteran's Memorial



Before doing any additions, fencing, or modifications to your property that affect the structure, you must apply for a zoning permit.  Also, before you dig be sure to call Iowa One Call for locates of the utilities on your property.

Application for Zoning Permit



City Hall
303 S. Cherry Street
Shell Rock, Iowa 50670
(319) 885-6555

Consider renting the Boyd Building for weddings, reunions, conferences, etc

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