To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get a library card?
Our librarian will be able to supply you with a new library card the same day you apply.
Are electronic books available?
No, not at this time.
Does the Library have "story time" for younger children?
We do offer "story time" for younger children! Give us a call if the current schedule is not posted.
What hours is City Hall open?
City Hall is open from 8am - 5pm daily.
May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?
No, not at the current time due to dry conditions in our county. Please contact city hall if you have any questions.
I am interested in applying for a job with the City of Hopkins, what do I do?
You will need to fill out an application if available. Please ensure you meet the qualifications for the position you wish to be considered for. If you would like to include a resume, simply attach it to the completed application. You may mail or drop off the application at City Hall. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.
Does the City of Hopkins hire part time employees?
Yes, we do hire part time employees. Availability of these positions will be posted here when available.
Building Permits & Inspections
What is the process for getting a building permit?
Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to city hall. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We will be happy to help you.
Access to Plug-Ins
The park has been newly rewired with additional lighting and plug-ins.
Access to RV hookups
The park has been newly rewired with four RV hookups.
There will be a minimal fee of $10.00 payable to Hopkins Community Club for use of the plug-ins.
Contact can be made with Rick's Country Shoppe to obtain a key to unlock the hookups for use.
Sanitation & Recycling
When are the garbage collection days for my street?
Please refer to the monthly schedule. Remember, observed holidays will alter the normal routine.
How could I have used this much water?
You may not have - the numbers on your meter may have been transposed or hard to read. You could possibly have a leaky toilet or faucet that's difficult to detect. Just call the office and we'll work with you to solve the problem.
My bill is past due can I get an extension?
Please contact our office and a one-time extension will be extended to you for extenuating circumstances.
What do I do if I am experiencing low pressure?
Check your meter and the surrounding area for possible leaks. Next, call our office and report low pressure for your area.
Why do I have a previous balance when I know I sent in my payment?
We may have received it after the due date or we may not have received it at all. Call our office and we will help you solve the problem.
Why is my water discolored?
A repair could have been completed recently allowing air to enter the line, causing the milky look.
How do I sign up for water/sewer services?
Simply contact the City Clerk at City Hall at 660-778-3688 and request a Water Users Agreement form. Or just print the one at the bottom of this page. Once the Water Users Agreement is filled out drop it off at City Hall along with the $200.00 water deposit and a time will be set up to have the water turned on.
New Resident Resources
How do I sign up to receive Alerts and News & Notices?
Simply click the "Sign Up for Alerts" button located ……fill out the brief form with your preferred contact information and click submit
Where do I go to vote?
All City elections are conducted by the Nodaway County Clerk's Office. Please contact Nodaway County Clerk's Office for voting site information.
How do I get water and sewer turned on in my name?
Simply contact the City Clerk at 660-778-3688 or come to City Hall at 204 N 3rd Street on Tuesday or Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
How much is the water deposit for the City of Hopkins?
The City has a water deposit in the amount of $200.00 to be paid prior to having water services turned on.