• OCTOBER COUNCIL MEETINGS: Monday, October 9th & Monday, October 23rd
  • TRICK OR TREAT:  Tuesday, October 31st  5:00- 7:00 PM  Please turn your porch light on if you are handing out treats.

Durant, Iowa

Prime for growth

Welcome to Durant!

Welcome to Durant!The City of Durant is located just two miles from Interstate 80 at Exit 277, between the Quad Cities, and Iowa City/Coralville areas. Historic Highway 6 brings you right through the downtown.

Welcome to Durant!

The City of Durant is located just two miles from Interstate 80 at Exit 277, between the Quad Cities, and Iowa City/Coralville areas. Historic Highway 6 brings you right through the downtown.

Amenities for everyone!

Durant offers plenty of amenities including: a grocery store, drug store with full service pharmacy, a bank, hardware and lumber store, medical clinic, and several dentists and chiropractors. Durant has its own school with grades pre-K to 12th grade all under one roof. Durant is very proud to have a Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Service.

The City of Durant has a population of 1,871 (2020 Census) and operates under a mayor-council form of government. Five council members serve with staggered four year terms. The mayor is elected every two years and serves two years. City meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00pm at City Hall, 402 6th Street and are open to the public. Council adopts all ordinances, resolutions, and policies for the City. Any agenda items must be presented to the City Clerk by noon the Thursday before the council meeting for Mayor’s review.

We hope you will find this website helpful and user friendly.

Attention:  2nd Street residents


Notice of construction 2nd Street water main project

The notice above will be sent to each property address affected by the 2nd Street water main project.

River Bend Transit-Cedar County Transportation




Need a ride to Iowa City/Coralville, Tipton, Davenport/Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, or Muscatine ?


River Bend Transit is the answer !



Click on the link below for more information:



River Bend Transit Schedule & Fees





October Council Meetings

– Monday, October 9th 

– Monday, October 23rd

6:00 pm

Durant City Hall
402 6th Street


The Durant Community Center is seeking to fill two “as needed” positions.  See links below for explanation of duties and employment application.

Community Center Job Openings

Community Center Employment Application


Trick or Treat in Durant will be Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Please have your porch light on if you are handing out treats.  Drivers please use extreme caution when driving through neighborhoods.  We want everyone to have a safe and fun night!

Durant Community Chest Grant

The Durant Community Chest is accepting grant applications.  You may apply online at https://tinyurl.com/APPLYDCC or request a paper copy.  All applications are due by December 31, 2023.

Grant Application


The City of Durant will have two council seats and one mayoral seat expiring 12/31/23.  Nomination papers and Affidavit of Candidacy forms may be obtained on the Iowa Secretary of State website, https://sos.iowa.gov.  The filing period for nomination papers is Monday, August 28, 2023 through Thursday, September 21, 2023 until 5:00 pm.  All nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk at Durant City Hall, 402 6th Street, Durant IA or the Cedar County Auditor at the Cedar County Courthouse, 400 Cedar Street, Tipton IA.  Elections are Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at the Durant Community Center from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.


The city is accepting applications for the sidewalk program.  The first ten applicants to fulfill requirements for sidewalk replacement shall qualify for up to $500 reimbursement for concrete.  See application with details below.

These projects must pass inspection and the applicant must provide proof of paid invoice for concrete. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2024.  This program excludes property considered new construction.

Sidewalk Application


Effective July 1, 2021, Cedar County Emergency Management has a new notification system that will also affect the City of Durant. We now use Alert Iowa. If you were signed up prior to July 1, 2021 with WENS-Wireless Emergency Notification System - you will need to sign up under Alert Iowa. It does not matter what county you live in, if you sign up you will receive local alerts and notification. In order for anyone to receive local notifications such as boil orders or snow emergencies, please go to https://ema.cedar-county.org/.  Under “Sign Up Now” an account can be created so you can receive the county and local city alerts.  You can also text CedarIA to 672-83 to create an account.

If you do not sign up there will be no notifications from the City of Durant. Unfortunately that is how this system is designed under Iowa Homeland Security.

If you have general questions, please call City Hall at 563-785-4451. If you need help creating an account please call Cedar County Emergency Management and Jodi or Kate can assist with helping you create an account: 563-886-3355. We are hoping in the future to have a direct link from our website to Cedar County EMA to make it easier to sign up. If you do not have a computer or smart phone and would like to sign up, you may call Cedar County EMA, or you may use the computers at the Durant Branch, Scott County Library to set up an account.