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Spencer Field Office #3, Northwest Iowa

Tire cleanup in a wooded area.

Ken Hessenius: Supervisor
1900 North Grand Ave, Suite E17
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-4177
Fax: (712) 262-2901


Field Office #3 serves northwest Iowa. They serve as a point of contact for questions about activities and problems related to environmental protection for this portion of the state. The field office staff spend much of their time working with permitted facilities evaluating compliance and providing technical assistance.

If you need to communicate with someone in this office, check the link below to find the areas of specialization for the staff and contact the field office phone number above. There are some programs that are shared with local governments. For example, the counties provide services related to private wells and septic tanks under most circumstances.

Territory map for Field Office #3.Counties Served:

Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, and Woodbury 

Field Office Staff

Field Office #3 currently has 16 staff serving in eight major program areas.  Staff also respond to chemical and manure spills and environmental complaints of incidents impacting Iowa's natural resources.  To contact Field Office 3 staff or call 712-262-4177.