Residential Parking Permit District (RPPD)
In October, 1985, the Dubuque City Council adopted Ordinance 9-14-321.720 establishing a residential parking permit program for Dubuque citizens. This program was enacted for the following reasons:
Report a Traffic Safety Concern
- Traffic Signals
The City has electricians who maintain the traffic signals in Dubuque including the signals on State routes. If you notice a light is out on a traffic signal please contact the Engineering Department on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 563.589.4270. Between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays and on weekends, please contact the Police Department at 563.589.4415.
- Street Lights
Please call the Engineering Department at 563.589.4270 to report streetlights that are out or that don’t shut off during the day. Most of the street lights in the City are maintained by Alliant Energy, but some are maintained by the City. By calling us, we will ensure that the right people are notified.
- Traffic Controls
The Engineering Department has traffic specialists that anticipate the need for additional traffic controls. If you think there is a problem intersection you may send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the Engineering Department, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001. The appropriate people will review the operation of the intersection including the review of accident history and traffic counts to determine if a change is warranted.
Temporary No Parking or Reserved Parking Signs
Temporary "No Parking" or temporary "Reserved Parking" signs can be used for a variety of reasons such as special events and construction projects or to aid in relocation. These temporary signs cost $1 per sign, must be authorized by the City Engineer, and have a maximum duration of one week.
The signs must be installed by the requester 24 hours in advance, or as close to 24 hours in advance as possible, of the effective date and time and will be removed by the requester at the end of the effective date and time. In emergency situations, notice is not always possible. The requester is responsible for obtaining appropriate support material for the signs. Typical support material used is wood lathe with signs affixed with staples. Recommended spacing is one sign per 100 feet of curb, or as directed by the City Engineer.
Requests for temporary No Parking or temporary Reserved Parking signs need to be made 48 hours prior to pick up. To request signs, call 563.589.4270 or email email@example.com.