Dakota City Hall is located at 26 Fifth Street South, Dakota City, IA 50529; phone: 515-332-3083.
The City of Dakota was first settled ca. 1854. A town was surveyed in 1855 and recorded in 1858. A post office had been established in 1856. A town hall was constructed in 1857 by Edward McKnight one of the first settlers. McKnight built a dam and mill on the Des Moines River in 1862. The City is named for the Dakota (Sioux) Indians.