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City of Osceola

Osceola is a city of the Second Class (population 880). Its form of government is Mayor-City Council. Officials are elected to serve four-year terms.

Osceola City Council Meetings

Regular City of Osceola Council Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. located at the City Office, 350 N. State Street. Open to the public.

Tornado Siren/Outdoor Alert Warning System

A test occurs the second Monday of each month at 1:15 p.m. In case of inclement weather on the second Monday, the test will occur on the third Monday. The siren is a continuous blast.


For more information, Download Tornado Siren Flier.

Pet Licensing and Rules

All dogs and cats over 4 months of age kept, harbored, or maintained by citizens of the City of Osceola must be licensed every year at the city office. The cost is $11.25 per year per animal and is due by April 30th. THE FACT THAT YOU MAY KEEP YOUR PET INDOORS AT ALL TIMES DOES NOT MEAN YOU DO NOT NEED TO LICENSE YOUR PET.  Licenses may be obtained by completing and returning the license application, proof of current rabies vaccination, and $11.25 per pet. 

Keeping more than two dogs at one time over the age of three months requires a kennel permit. Contact the City Office for the Kennel Permit Form and requirements.


For more information, please read the pet ownership rules.

Dawg Daze Fall Festival

Osceola's Annual Week-long Celebration! Join us for our 80th Homecoming Celebration in 2022!

Farmers Markets

Located around Osceola square on Wednesdays in the summer. Watch the Community Calendar for dates. 

City Parks, Pool, and Ball Fields

City Park and Pool: Located at 621 N. State Street - North of Highway 81/92

City Baseball and Softball Fields:  Located at 1570 -129th Road - South of Osceola on County Road 129, east of N Blvd

City Tee-ball Field: Located east of the pool on Kimmel Street

Walking and Bike Trail: Located on the south end of Osceola at intersection of Beebe Street and S. Nance Street (near the hospital) stretching to the Ball Fields

Pocket Park: Located at the southeast corner of N. State Street and Hawkeye Street

Governors' Park Arboretum: Located south of the Good Samaritan Center between N. Nance Street and N. State Street

Polk County Fair

Annual event in July. Located at the Fairgrounds south of Osceola at 12927 N Blvd. 

Polk County Museum

Located at 415 Beebe Street.

City Compactor, Transfer Station, and Recycling Trailer

Located at 1626 130th Road (1/8 mile east of Osceola on 130th Road/Central Street).

In case of inclement weather or maintenance issues notices will be ​

- Posted at the City's three official Osceola locations. (City Office, Courthouse, and Post Office.)

- Posted on compactor gate

- Posted here on City's website 'Notices' tab

City Tree Site

Located 1/2 mile east of Osceola on 130th Road/Central Street.


Only tree branches and limbs, leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste are permitted in appropriate piles. No lumber, trash, or plastic bags.

Snow Season & Snow Emergency Reminders

As a general rule, when snow is predicted a snow emergency will be in effect for the entire City of Osceola. No cars are to be parked on the designated snow emergency routes when a snow emergency is in effect. The City can have vehicles towed at the owner's expense. Click the "Snow Season Reminders" below for more information. 

Truck Parking

The City of Osceola has a truck ordinance prohibiting the parking of semis in residential areas. Trucks should be parked in the city provided truck parking lot located on N. Nance Street east of Frontier Coop elevators and bins and south of the Fire Hall. The City provides the electricity for plugging the semis in. 

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