Q: I came to your station
and it was locked up, how can I contact an officer?
A: There are officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call 641-732-3777 which will ring over to the communications center after business hours and they will dispatch an officer. Our business office is open Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
Q: When should I use 911 and what is
the routine number?
A: Anytime you have an emergency you should dial 911. Other non-emergency or routine calls should be made to 641-732-3777 or Mitchell County Sheriff's Office at 641-732-4740.
Q: How long can I park my car, truck,
trailer or camper on the street?
A: Any vehicle, trailer, camper or trailer that is left parked upon a street for a continuous period of seventy-two (72) hours or more may be ticketed and/or impounded. On certain streets, and as posted, all night parking is prohibited. Osage Ordinance 69.13(4)
Q: What is the snow ordinance in Osage?
A: Whenever snowfall on residential streets or public parking lots has accumulated to a level of one (1) inch or more by seven thirty (7:30)am on any day, it is unlawful for any person to park, abandon or leave unoccupied or unattended any vehicle on the street or parking lot until such street has been completely plowed from curb to curb and such public parking lots completely cleared. Osage Ordinance 69.15
Q: How long can I
park on Main Street?
A: It is unlawful to park any vehicle for a continuous period of more than one (1) hour between the hours of nine o'clock (9:00) a.m. and five o'clock (5:00) p.m. on each weekday on Main Street from Third Street to Ninth Street on the South side and from Fifth Street to Ninth Street on the North Side.
Osage Ordinance 69.13(3)
Q: How should I display my house number?
A: All residences and businesses are required to clearly display their house or business number on such building. This will save a great deal of time for all emergency personnel responding to a call to your home or business in a time of emergency. Osage Ordinance 150.03
Q: Do I need a
fence around my pool?
A: A swimming pool is any pool or open tank not located in an enclosed building and is filled greater than 1 1/2 feet. It does need to be fenced to prevent uncontrolled access by children from the street or adjoining properties. Such fence shall not be less than five (5) feet in height. Osage Zoning Ordinance 18-4