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Parking Enforcement
The Community Service Attendant enforces local parking regulations throughout the City of Newton. The CSA issues parking citations in the downtown business district, in all kinds of weather. Parking rounds include three-hour parking zones and illegal parking areas.

The CSA's other duties include enforcing the animal ordinance, filing, data entry, selling pet and bike licenses, assisting with walk-in traffic and phone calls, picking up found bikes and mailing late notices for unpaid parking violations. The CSA also assists the Records Unit by assisting with records requests.

From July 2014 to July 2015, the CSA issued 425 tickets.

Downtown Parking Regulations
The Newton Police Department enforces the 3-hour parking limitation on marked streets in the downtown area from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday as outlined in the City of Newton Code of Ordinances 11.1016.

Violators receive an $8 ticket. A $5 late fee will be added after 30 days.

Parking is now permitted for free in the formerly metered lots.

Downtown Parking

Winter Parking Regulations
RESIDENTIAL Snow Operations or DOWNTOWN Snow Operations may be declared during snowstorms.

When RESIDENTIAL Snow Operations are in effect, street parking is not allowed on any public street or alley from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day until removal operations are complete.

When DOWNTOWN Snow Operations are in effect, street parking is prohibited between 2 and 6 a.m. in the Downtown Snow Removal District until removal operations are complete.

Violators will receive a $25 ticket. A $5 late fee will be assessed after 30 days.

To determine whether snow operations are in effect, call 641-791-SNOW for residential areas and 641-792-0411 for the downtown area. 

Paying Parking Tickets
There are three different ways to pay your parking ticket:
  1. Bring the ticket to the Newton Police Department. 
  2. Mail the ticket. We encourage payment by check when paying by mail. 
  3. Deposit the ticket with payment in one of the red boxes located on the east, west and south sides of the courthouse. The red boxes are dumped each night and payments delivered to the front office the next day. We encourage payment by check when paying by mail. 

If you have lost your ticket, front office staff can look it up by either the license plate of the vehicle or your last name if you have received a late letter from us in the past.

** The Newton Police Department accepts only cash or check at this time.