Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Downtown Development Assistance Available

The City of Oelwein is providing forgivable loans for improving the downtown properties.  These loans are five years in term and will be forgiven each year.  Funding can range from $5,000 to$50,000.  Any loan over $25,000 must include improvements for upper story housing.  The city will have $75,000 to allocate annually.  All downtown property owners are encouraged to apply.  The full presentation can be viewed here.

Garbage Complaints

In order for the city to better track garbage and recycling services we are requesting any resident with a complaint complete and submit this form.  

Open Burning

   burning leaves

Spring Open Burning Dates are April 1st through May 12th, 2019. 

Residents are reminded this is for natural yard waste only. 

Burning of trash or processed lumber is not allowed.  

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8:00 A.M. - Noon in the South (Log Cabin) Parking Lot.  One day only.

Bring your junk, we want it gone! Old grills, furniture, mattresses, computers, appliances, batteries, oil and scrap metal to the municipal parking lot by the old log cabin. Dumpsters will be on-site for your use.  Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to declutter, clean, and rid yourself of junk at no charge. All building material will be referred to the Fayette County Landfill Transfer Station.  There will be a charge for tires.  

Televisions, hazardous materials, chemicals, building materials and paint will not be accepted.


Seasonal Help Needed

          The City of Oelwein is now accepting applications for the following seasonal positions:      help wanted
                  Aquatics – Lifeguards, Concessions and Front Desk
                  Parks and Cemetery – Laborer and Diamond Maintenance
                  Recreation – Soccer Referees, Umpires, Tennis Instructor
          Applications are available at Oelwein City Hall, 20 Second Avenue SW, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
          The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.

2019 Park & Recreation Brochure

Park and Recreation Director Joshua Johnson has just released the 2019 Annual Brochure.  The brochure contains information on recreation leagues and registration, park and leisure facilities, Platt's Park Disc Golf Course, campground information and more.  Make plans for your summer activities!

History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

Contact Us

 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.