Doug Duinink, Mayor

Welcome to the official site of the City of Monroe, Iowa, home of the PCM Mustangs!
Monroe, located in southern Jasper County, Iowa, is a progressive community of 1967 friendly residents.
Monroe’s rich history began in 1843, when Adam Tool, William Highland and others staked out their homesteads and called the area “Tool’s Point”.  The town was incorporated in 1867 and was named Monroe.
William and Ellen Highland built the first log home and became the parents of the first non-Native American child born in Jasper County.  The first Methodist Church circuit rider arrived in Jasper County in 1844 and services were held at the home of Adam Tool.
Located 30 miles southeast of Des Moines, the state capital, Monroe is intersected by Highways 163 and 14, with Interstate 80 just 12 miles north of the city.

  • Knoxville, home of the Sprint Car Hall of Fame and National Sprint car races, is 14 miles south on Highway 14.
  • Newton, home of the Jasper county seat, Jasper County Museum, and the Iowa Speedway Race Track, is located 14 miles to the North.
  • Pella, 14 miles southeast on Highway 163, attracts travelers interested in the Dutch heritage of the community and the rich tradition of Tulip Time.

This site is designed to provide information about our town to current residents, prospective residents, and visitors alike.  If there is anything you are unable to find or have any questions you can use the form on the Contact Us page and we will be happy get back to you with an answer.
Welcome again to Monroe, Iowa!

City of Monroe-038

City of Monroe
206 W Sherman
Box 370
Monroe, IA 50170-0370


            No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off street parking area from November 1 of each year until March 31 of the following year, during periods of snowfall or within 24 hours after snowfall– UNLESS the snow has been removed or plowed from the street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.  If your vehicle is parked in the street during snow removal, your vehicle WILL BE TICKETED and the vehicle will be towed if not moved in a timely manner.  Persons who commute may leave their vehicles at Tool’s Point Park and people who live around the town square may park at the Red Rock Park parking lot near the water tower.  It takes several hours for snow plows to cover the city.  Resident cooperation is the key to helping the city remove the snow in a timely and safe manner. 


            It shall be the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations PROMPTLY from the sidewalks.  If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within 48 hours following the end of snowfall, the city may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as property tax. 

            If you have any questions about snow removal, you may call City Hall at 259-2319.  Thank you for your cooperation.