The City of Sutherland will hold a Proposed Property Tax Levy public hearing on February 1st @ 7pm at the R.L. Johannsen Center in the meeting room. It is required by law that the local government issue a form showing the proposed levy.

It is important to understand that this is not the total property tax levy. This levy rate does not include Support Public Library, Ag Land and Debt Service levies. It is also important to understand this does not mean this is the finalized rate the City will use, it means the City cannot levy for more than what is proposed on the levies in this notice. When the City’s budget is finalized, the actual tax levy will be published as another public hearing notice. Please contact City Hall with any questions – 712-446-2243.

Local Government Property Valuation System

Police Officer Position Available

Police Officer Position Available


The City of Sutherland Iowa (pop 649) is taking applications for a Police Officer position. Applicants certified in the State of Iowa are preferred, but all are welcome to apply. All applicants must meet the minimum standards set forth by the Code of Iowa, and those requiring certification must meet the entrance requirements of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy ( Qualified candidates will be required to pass a physical agility test, written examination (POST), psychological testing (MMPI), pre-employment physical, drug test and background check. Applications can be picked up at the City Office at 110 Ash St, Sutherland or printed from

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume and application to:
City of Sutherland
Sutherland, IA 51058

For more information, please email the City at

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Sutherland Iowa is an EOE.

Reminder to Residents

Sutherland Police Department and the City of Sutherland would like to remind residents:
🔹 Lock all vehicles, property and homes.
🔹 Do not leave personal/valuable items in car.
🔹 Do not leave vehicles running.
There’s been an increase in criminal activity in O’Brien County, specifically targeting vehicles.  By following these recommendations, we can reduce the risk of property loss.

Boil Advisory lifted for the affected areas

The Boil Advisory has been lifted for the affected areas:

4th & Pine to Southern (HWY 10)

Southern (HWY 10) from Main east to near Sickelka Ag

Tony will notify everyone once sample is cleared.

Call City Hall with questions 712-446-2243

Winter Parking

Section 69.10: Snow Removal and Winter Parking.

  1. No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during snow removal operations unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley, or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.
  2. No owner or operator of any motor vehicle shall park or permit to be parked a motor vehicle on any street from November 1st through April 30th of the following year between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Any vehicles in violation could be subject to a fine of $15.00.


Sidewalk Snow Removal

Just a reminder!


Sutherland’s Code of Ordinances Chapter 136, #136.03 states:


It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within a reasonable time, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for   collection in the same manner as a property tax.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 364.12[2b & e])


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