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The City of Davenport is monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation nationally and within the Quad-Cities. City staff is following Iowa Department of Public Health and Scott County Health Department guidance to protect its employees and the public. This page will be updated regularly as updates occur. 

Cancellations, Closures, & Updates
  • Park Structures
    Parks remain open but playgrounds, pickle-ball courts, tennis courts, basketball hoops and Park Shelters will be closed to the public. 
  • Facilities:
    All facilities except municipal golf courses are closed until April 13
  • Programs and events: 
    All upcoming programs and events are cancelled/postponed through April 13
  • Golf Courses Open for Play 
    • Emeis: 4500 W Central Park, Davenport, IA 52804 | 563-326-7825
    • Duck Creek: 3300 E Locust St, Davenport, IA 52803 | 563-326-7824
  • Red Hawk Golf and Learning Center - Closed at this time
  • Precautionary Measures in Place:
    • Credit Card only
    • Raised Cups on Greens
    • Clubhouses Closed (Tee-Times Taken at Starter Window)
    • Concessions Closed


  • Junior Theatre Spring Break Camp (March 16-20) : Cancelled
  • Theatre Winter Class Session (March 23-April 5) : Cancelled
  • Dance Winter Class Session and Spring Recital : Cancelled

All branches closed through March 31. The drive-up window at Fairmount Branch, 3000 Fairmount St., will be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. , Monday-Friday for hold pickups only.


  • Ride-a-longs: Suspended
  • Station Tours: Suspended
  • Police Officer Applicant Workshops (March 24 and April 2): Cancelled

The Ground Transportation Center (GTC), located at 300 W River Dr, will be closed to the public beginning at 5 P.M. Wednesday, March 18, due to CDC guidance on social distancing and COVID-19.
The buses will be staged on 2nd St instead of the GTC.  Temporary parking and route signage has been placed to accommodate rider pick-up and drop-off on 2nd St. This change is in effect until further notice.

Davenport CitiBus is temporarily suspending its Sunday bus service effective this Sunday, March 29th until further notice.  The suspension will continue until such time that concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus are minimized or eliminated. 

Drop-off to household hazardous materials and electronic waste recovery programs is suspended until further notice

  • Mayor's Job Fair on April 16 postponed
  • Davenport U Citizen's Academy postponed
  • Housing Authority closed to walk-in traffic
  • Harrison Parking Ramp Downtown is free until further notice. Two-hour on-street parking continues to be enforced and parking in the Redstone and RiverCenter ramps is still paid
Online Resources
Watch City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings online
Submit a FOIA Request
Get in contact with your elected official


Building Permits and Inspections – Call before you come 563.326.7745.
Submit a Request for Public Works Service – By Calling 563.326.7923, M-F, 7am to 4:30pm (except holidays), Visiting our on-line request site, or Using the YourGov app available on GooglePlay and the App Store.
Pay a parking ticket
Special Pickup for Service – If you are taking advantage of a little time off and doing a little spring cleaning, don’t forget about our cost effective waste collection service.
ReCollect– Did you know there is a solid waste app to help with garbage collection reminders, holidays and more?
Solid Waste – There are a number of solid waste services you can sign-up for or change.


FOIA/Police Report Request
Crime Stoppers App
File an Online Police Report

Online Payments

Pay-by-phone at 844-DVNPRT1 or 844-386-7781
Drop boxes located outside of Public Works 1200 E 46th Street and City Hall 226 W 4th Street. *
FISERV payment centers located at all HyVee, Walmart and Davenport Check Cashers
*Please note if you would like to have a receipt mailed or emailed to you.


To apply for and see information about business licenses.
Landlord resources.
Purchase parking permits for ramps or universal passes for long-term on-street parking.
Beer, wine and liquor licenses, including renewing licenses.

For revenue-related questions, email -

Business Licenses -
Liquor Licenses -    
General Revenue Questions - 563-326-7707 or
For legal appeals contact - 563-326-7735 or
For general concerns, email

What is Davenport doing to prepare for COVID-19? Davenport is part of an Emergency Operations Center led by Scott County Emergency Management and is following guidelines set through the Scott County and State of Iowa Health Departments. Mayor Mike Matson has signed an executive order following Centers for Disease Control guidelines limiting the size of social gatherings in City-owned facilities.

What is the latest on public meetings? The City is balancing the state’s public meeting law and public health guidelines put out by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Boards and commissions have been advised to postpone meetings for four weeks if they do not have any time-sensitive items to consider.

Where can I get information about COVID-19 for Iowa and Scott County? The Iowa Department of Public Health and Scott County Health Department websites are good sources of information about the virus and how to avoid it.

Is drinking water safe? Iowa American Water reports that its water treatment barriers protection filters and disinfects surface water supplies (from lakes, reservoirs and rivers) and disinfects water from underground wells using treatments that are effective in removing and/or inactivating viruses. Iowa American Water meets all current federal and state drinking water standards. The company placed a moratorium on discontinuing service shutoffs as well as restoring the service to previously shut-off customers.

What about youth sports? Davenport Parks and Recreation has postponed Spring Youth Sports. There will be no packet pick-up or practice until further notice.

Can I get a refund for park shelter, lodge or program refunds? Full refunds for park shelter or lodge rentals will be processed during the extended facility closure as either account credits or check refunds (estimated check processing is 60 days). Program Refunds will be processed for programs as either account credits or check refunds (estimated check processing is 60 days).

Is there City business that can be done online? Yes. You can apply for building permits, business licenses, file certain police reports, pay a bill, file an open records request and even watch City Council meetings live. A list of online resources is available at

Davenport Police Safety and Security Reminders

In addition to washing hands thoroughly and practicing social distancing recommendations, below are a few reminders from the Davenport Police Department to keep you and your family safe while at home:

Avoid COVID-19 In-Person Scams:

While we have not had any reports of these in our area, please keep this information in mind. Be wary of anyone going door to door attempting to sell you COVID-19 test kits, medications, vaccinations, cures, and/or personal protection equipment. As of 03/20/2020, the City of Davenport has not issued any transient (door-to-door) merchant licenses for medical suppliers should you encounter someone claiming to be selling these products.

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Tips:
  • Avoid clicking links and attachments in unsolicited emails even if they appear to be sent by someone you know or from a source you may be inclined to trust. 
  • Never provide personal or financial information to unsolicited emails or phone calls, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
  • Always verify with a trusted individual or source prior to providing any information. 
  • Research and verify the company you are purchasing products including personal protection equipment (masks, gloves etc.) from is legitimate. 
  • You may also visit City of Davenport social media pages for additional tips, online services and information.
  • All of the City’s Facebook Pages are verified pages. Verified Facebook Pages are denoted by a blue checkmark next to the page name.
Home Security:
  • Please continue to keep vehicles locked when unattended; no matter how short of time you are away from your vehicle. Never leave keys or key fobs in your vehicle.
  • Do not leave your garage door opener in your car when parked outside of your residence.
  • Always keep your garage door shut. Also, lock the interior door leading from your garage to your house.
  • Make sure your doors are secured even when you are home.
  • If you have to leave your home, verify all windows and doors are secured. Give the impression there is someone home.
  • If you have an alarm system, remember to set it.
  • Being home together as family provides a great opportunity to talk to your child(ren) about home safety and security topics such as: not opening the door to strangers and what to do in the event of an emergency.


Coronavirus Updates from Internet Providers
Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

Governor Reynolds announced the launch of a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit Iowa Economic Development Website for Iowa Business Recovery Assistance for details. 

City Administrator COVID-19 Update to Council

Davenport City Administrator, Corri Spiegel, reported a COVID-19 update to City Council on Wednesday, March 25. Read the memorandum here 

3-30-2020 UPDATE -

Parks remain open but playgrounds, pickle-ball courts, tennis courts, basketball hoops and Park Shelters will be closed to the public. 

3-26-2020 Mayor Briefing 


UPDATE 3-24-2020
Mayor's 3-24-2020 briefing script
UPDATE 3-20-2020

UPDATE 3-19-2020

The City of Davenport will limit access to City Hall, Davenport Police Department, Davenport Public Works and RiverCenter and Adler Theatre starting at the end of business Thursday, March 19 to better protect employees and the public.

“It is important for the City to be accessible to our residents but also take precautions to protect everyone in our community,” Mayor Mike Matson said. “We continue to review the recommendations of our local, state and federal health officials in order to provide that balance.”

The City encourages the public to consider alternative ways of contacting City staff including utilizing email and phone. Residents who need to conduct business with the City are encouraged to do so online. Citizens that desire to come to City Hall, Public Works or the Police Department, will need to utilize phones that have been placed in the front vestibule to contact staff prior to gaining entrance.

Drop boxes for payments are located by the front doors at both City Hall and Public Works. The Office of Assisted Housing had closed to walk-in traffic earlier this week.

The City is also suspending all penalties associated with late payments until June 1, 2020. That includes not applying late fees to delinquent utility bills, sending delinquent utility bill assessments to Scott County, turning delinquent utility bills over to its collection agency and disconnecting water services for delinquent sewer bills. To see how best homeowners, builders and developers can navigate the plan approval, permitting and inspection process, go here.

UPDATE 3-18-2020


The City of Davenport strongly encourages residents who need to conduct business with the city, do so online. For a list of the City’s online resources, go here.

The Davenport City Council will follow state guidelines for gatherings so the public is encouraged to view tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting online at The current guideline is for gatherings of 10 people or less.

Though some aldermen will attend the media remotely, with fewer alderman and limited staff, the capacity for the public is expected to be three people.

A viewing area will be available in the first floor lobby but will follow state guidelines for gatherings. Those wishing to make public comment will be permitted into the council chamber. Those wishing to comment on an agenda item can submit them to Mayor Mike Matson by emailing by 5 p.m. and he will try to enter them into the public record during the meeting. The email should include the commenting person’s name and address or ward.

Non-essential agenda items will be pushed to May as well as items that would require a more robust discussion, but the budget will move forward.

Davenport Police Department has suspended ride-a-longs and station tours until further notice. Police officer applicant workshops scheduled for March 24 and April 2 have been canceled.

The Ground Transportation Center, at 300 West River Drive, will close to the public at 5 p.m. today due to state guidelines for social distancing. Buses will stage on 2nd Street instead of the GTC.

UPDATE 3-17-2020
To get COVID-19 text updates related to City of Davenport facilities and programming, text COVID19 to 69310.

For downtown residents who are staying in, parking in the Harrison Street ramp is free until further notice. Two-hour on-street parking continues to be enforced and parking in the Redstone and RiverCenter ramps is still paid.

Quad-City Transit systems -- Davenport CitiBus, Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (Metro) and Bettendorf transit are suspending fare collection on fixed route and paratransit buses until further notice. The elimination of paper tickets, transfers, and cash will eliminate additional contact between operators and passengers.

All Parks and Recreation programs are canceled or postponed through April 13. Parks’ indoor facilities are closed to the public through April 13.

Golf courses remain open but clubhouses are closed. Tee times will be taken at the starter window. Concessions are closed.

The Skybridge is closed until further notice.

The Office of Assisted Housing is closed to walk-ins. Staff is available by phone at (563) 326-7899.
UPDATE 3-16-2020
Davenport Mayor Mike Matson signed an executive order today limiting the size of gatherings in City-owned facilities based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Read the executive order here.

The White House guidelines recommends gatherings of 10 people or less.

The Davenport Public Library will close until further notice day today. The drive through window at the Fairmount Branch (3000 Fairmount St.) remains open for picking up held items. The window will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Davenport Parks and Recreation closed all facilities except The River’s Edge and Roosevelt Community Center (following current recommended occupancy limits).

Boards and Commissions are being advised to postpone meetings for the next four weeks if they do not have any time sensitive items to consider. The City Council’s management update meeting Tuesday and Committee of the Whole on Wednesday will be held as scheduled. The management update meeting will be held in the City Council chambers for social distancing space considerations.

Residents can pay bills online or by phone at  844-DVNPRT1 or 844-386-7781. Drop boxes are located outside of Public Works, at 1200 E. 46th St. and City Hall, at 226 W. 4th St.
UPDATE 3-15-2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first case of community spread COVID-19 on Saturday bringing the total number of cases to 18. Health officials encourage social distancing. Here are the current recommendations for social distancing:

  • Keep at least six feet between you and others. For many adults, that is approximately an arm span
  • Avoid shaking hands or hugging as a social greeting Consider avoiding social gatherings/community events where you cannot maintain a six-foot space between you and others It is nearly impossible in large group settings to maintain recommended social distancing
  • As a result, Quad-City organizations are encouraged to postpone social gathering/community events of 250 people or more
  • Consider shopping at non-peak hours and take advantage of delivery or pick-up services with retailers
  • When going out to eat, consider going at a time when the restaurant won’t be busy or use carry-out and take your food home
  • Follow the visitor guidance of hospitals and nursing homes/assisted living centers
  • If you have traveled to an area where there is known community-spread, consider self-isolating for 14 days.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling sick
  • If you are an older adult, or have an underlying health condition, stay home as much as you can
  • There are no recommendations to cancel small family and social gatherings, but this could change
UPDATE 3-14-2020
Mayor Mike Matson signed an executive order Saturday limiting the use of City-owned facilities for trade shows, fundraisers, entertainment and recreational events and other community events through March 31. The recommendation of local health officials, at least in the short term, is that social gatherings and community events of 250 people or more be postponed in order to flatten the curve related to the spread of COVID-19.

Read the executive order here.
UPDATE 3-13-2020
Officials from the COVID-19 Coalition held a media briefing on March 13 to discuss a Quad-City area response to COVID-19. Read a media release from the COVID-19 Coalition here.
UPDATE 3-13-2020
The City of Davenport Parks and Recreation Department is following the guidance provided by the Scott County Health Department and the Scott County EMA regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response in our community.

Davenport Parks facilities will remain open and will continue holding scheduled programs and events. Parks is actively monitoring the situation and will notify participants of any further actions.

Based on the Iowa Public Health Department recommendations for preventative action, all facility visitors and program participants are encouraged to practice good hygiene and to stay home and refrain from participation if they are ill.