HELP WANTED:  The City is seeking qualified applicants for a full or part time maintenance assistant.  For requirements, job application, and job description please contact City Hall at 712-944-5960, or by email at

The Proposed Property Tax Levy for FY2021 can be found under the minutes and newsletters tab above

CENSUS 2020 WAS APRIL 1, 2020 ---  BE COUNTED!!  IT IS MANDATORY THAT EVERYONE COMPLETE THE CENSUS -- IT DETERMINES THE DISTRIBUTION OF FEDERAL FUNDS, GRANTS, SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS, CITIES, ROADS, EMERGENCY SERVICES -- SEE THE UTUBE VIDEO @ HTTPS:// to see some of the impact participating in the census brings.  This video was produced with help from our local volunteers.

The City of Lawton Welcomes You

The City  of Lawton is located just 7 miles east of Sioux City, Iowa.  A perfect place to call home or visit for the day, our small city is located in the heart of the Midwest and boasts great schools, a restaurant, an antique shop, upholstery shop, boutique, pumpkin patch and more!  


Recycle Dates:  October 6 and October 20

Garbage Service has been changed to Mondays - have to curb by 7am, space cans 3 foot apart and away from vehicles, have wheels on cart towards your house, anything left outside the cart will not be picked up.

October 7 - City Council Meeting 5:30 @ Friendship Center

October 12-13 - Hydrant Flushing

October 14 and 28 - Community Coffee 9:30-11 @ Friendship Center

October 16 - City Hall Closed

October 31 - Trick or Treat 6-8pm - only homes with lights on

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301 Westcreek Drive
114 Main Street
501 Oak Street
Car show
Miss Lawton and Mr. Muscle
Smile Run
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Outdoor Movie
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City of Lawton Employees



JUSTIN DUNNINGTON  Public Works Supervisor

JAMES JOY  Public Works Assistant

City Hall Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm

101 E Maple Street, Lawton

Phone 712-944-5960

City Maintenance Shop

Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm

206 West Main Street, Lawton

Phone 712-944-5522


Lawton schools, parks, churches and neighborhoods make this a great place to live.

Click here for Lawton census data

Click here for a map of Lawton

Jr. Sr. High School
Lawton Bronson Jr. Sr. High School is located on the east side of Lawton.
Fitness Center
Located next to the school, is a fitness center open to students and available to community members with a low annual membership fee.
City Hall
City Hall is open Monday through Friday to serve community members' needs.
Tara Way Park
Tara Way Park is a favorite for kids of all ages. The Park includes a large open area and a picnic shelter.

Tara Way Park was established around 1994 on property donated to the city by Arlen and Clarice Zenor. This park is located east of Tara Way at the east end of Birch Street.

A shelter house is available to rent with kitchen accessories. Contact the City Clerk's office for rental information.
Presbyterian Church
The Community Presbyterian Church offers many services for members and the community.
Bethel Lutheran Church
Bethel Lutheran Church offers many services for members and the community.
Football Field
Lawton's football field, track and baseball fields are home to many events year-round.
Picnic Shelter
The picnic shelter, located in Tara Way park, can be reserved for gatherings. The shelter includes a kitchen and bathrooms.
Veterans Park
Veterans' Memorial Park is located southeast of the intersection of Cedar and Maple Streets. The FAMILY group (Fathers And Mothers Interested in Lawton's Youth) has erected a gazebo in the park housing a veteran's memorial stone. This memorial was donated by the Lawton Civic Development Corporation.
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