New Resident Resources

Welcome to the City of New Market, Iowa.  

The following information should help ease the transition of moving into the area for new residents.


Electric Service

MidAmerican Energy


MidAmerican Website

Water Utilities

Water/Sewer/Trash are a combined service provided by the City.  Please see links below for rates and the application for service.

The water meters are read around the 19th of each month.  You must have a clear and unimpeded access path for our city employees to access your meter.  Also, please restrain any pets.  If the meter is not accessible due to any reason such as unrestrained dog/pet, excessive weeds, locked gate, etc, the water meter reading will be estimated.  The bill will be marked as estimated and the reason for it.  The bills will be sent out by the 1st of each month and will be due on the 10th.  Late fees will apply if not paid in a timely manner.  There will be a $30.00 service charge applied to all returned checks or payments.  Utility bills can be paid with check, cash, money order, online through the link on the website, ACH (automatically collected from your bank account on the 10th), or credit/debit card (2.95% convenience fee applied for all card processing).  Payments can be dropped off inside City Hall between the hours of 8am and 1pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri excluding posted holidays, left in the water payment drop box located at the street in front of City Hall, or by mail using the PO Box address listed below.  

Sanitation & Recycling

Weekly trash pick up is part of a combined service along with the City water and sewer services.  

Garbage is contracted with Geer Sanitation.  All residents within the city limits of New Market pay a $16.00 monthly fee which is included with the water and sewer charges.  All residents are required to pay the garbage fee regardless of whether the services are utilized.  Trash is to be set out at the curb by 8:00 am every Tuesday.  If it is not out by the time the collectors pass your residence, it will not be picked up.  The maximum limit of waste per week is 4 not to exceed thirty gallons each bags, 2 thirty gallon garbage cans, or a combination of each ie. 1 thirty gallon can and 2 not to exceed thirty gallons each bags.  Each residence is required to supply their own garbage collection containers whether it be bags or cans or combination of both.  This is a weekly limit and applies even when you have missed a week of collection.  Extra container stickers may be purchased at City Hall or from Bobby Geer for $1.00 per sticker.  Each additional container over and above the weekly limit is required to have a sticker placed on it or it will not be picked up.  The landfill does not allow Geer Sanitation to haul the following items:  yard waste (grass, leaves, sticks, etc), paint (unless completely dried), tires, iron, oil, appliances, and chemicals.  If you have these items that need to be disposed of, please contact Robert Geer, Geer Sanitation, directly in order to schedule a separate pick-up for an additional fee.  The City has a City Wide Clean-up day each year in early June in which some of these items can be disposed.  Geer Sanitation does not provide recycling pick-up.  However, there are recycling receptacles located across the street from City Hall next to the Mighty Wash car wash.  This is a free service the City of New Market provides its citizens.  Please see the attached list of acceptable items for the recycle receptacles. 

Robert Geer    712-585-3630     cell: 712-621-2443

Telephone Providers

FMTC (Farmer's Mutual Telephone Company) provides landline service. 

800-469-2111  or 712-829-2111 

FMTC Website


Internet Providers

FMTC (Farmer's Mutual Telephone Company) provides internet, phone, and television service through fiber optic cable.

800-469-2111  or 712-829-2111 

FMTC Website

Allconnect (Available Resource)

At Allconnect, we pride ourselves on giving residents access to a simple way to shop for internet. Our team compiles data to provide utility options based on location, speed requirements, and price. We also have great comparison tools to find the provider and speed that's best for your needs. 

Allconnect Website has created a page for New Market residents where they can compare prices and packages of the available ISPs in the area. It's a great way to provide an unbiased resource with multiple providers for residents to choose from. 

HighSpeedInternet webpage

Local Schools

The town of New Market is divided between the Clarinda School District and the Bedford School District.  Each resident can opt out of their assigned school district by requesting the assigned school district's permission to do so.  Please contact either the Taylor County or Page County Assessor's office to discover which district any address is assigned.

Taylor County Assessor: 


Taylor County Assessor Website

Page County Assessor:   


Page County Assessor Website


Security Options

ADT Security

ADT Security Website (Available Resource) is a resource available to home owners today.  As home security becomes such a common service for homeowners, it’s important that you have the information you need to quickly connect to providers in this area.  This guide was created by to help residents choose a great home security provider who won’t take advantage of them. Website


Frontpoint Home Security

Frontpoint Security provides exceptional, award-winning home security service for homeowners who want the freedom of DIY installation and 24/7 professional monitoring.

Frontpoint Home Security Website



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Guide to Asbestos


Contact Info

Bobby Geer
Geer Sanitation

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Where do I go to vote?

All City elections are conducted by the City of New Market, Iowa in the Community Center next to City Hall located at 512 Main St.