Information for Residents & Businesses

Capital Improvement Projects


The CIP, as the plan for the City’s physical development effort, attempts to address a variety of needs that the City must meet if it is to maintain its physical facilities, meet its service commitments and provide for its future development. The CIP reflects the City’s comprehensive plan, the goals and priorities established by the City Council as well as the 12 Sustainability Principles.

Materials Management: "Waste" is a Verb not a Noun


City of Dubuque customers have several collection services available to properly dispose of a variety of materials. The materials include refuse, recyclables, yard debris and food scraps. A fee- based collection option is also available for appliances, tires, and larger items or volumes. For information on these options, or to decrease your trash volume, see the Solid Waste page.

Rack and Ride Program


The City of Dubuque’s Transit Division The Jule, in partnership with Tri-State Trail Vision, has installed bicycle racks on the fronts of all of The Jule fixed-route buses. The Dubuque “Rack & Ride” Program allows Jule passengers to use the bicycle racks free of charge with the purchase of a regular bus fare ticket.

Unified Development Code


The City’s Unified Development Code (UDC) combines the City’s previous Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Historic Preservation Ordinance, and portions of the Building Code into one document while integrating sustainability principles throughout.

Intercultural Competency Program


Intercultural competence means the ability to work well with people who come from backgrounds and experiences that might be different from one’s own. The City of Dubuque initiated a multi-year intercultural competence training and organizational development initiative for City staff.