Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Leaf Clean Up

The City of Oelwein no longer collects leaves from the streets. Residents are advised it is illegal to deposit or rake leaves from private property into the streets. Residents are also advised it is illegal to burn in the city streets or alleys. The Yard Waste Disposal site located at 400 7th Avenue SW is open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week for disposal of natural yard waste.

Fall Hydrant Flushing

Oelwein Utility Department has announced they will begin flushing of the hydrants as follows:hydrant flushing

Monday & Tuesday, Oct 28th & 29th

NW: From 13th Ave to the viaduct & south of 2nd street from 4th Ave to North Fred.
This includes residents of 2nd St.

NE: South of 3rd St from North Fred to 3rd Ave & West of 3rd Ave from 3rd St to Charles.
This does not include residents along 3rd St but does include residents along 3rd Ave.

SE: West of 3rd Ave from Charles to 281.
This does include residents along 3rd Ave.

SW: All areas

Wednesday & Thursday, Oct 30th & 31st
NW: North of 2nd street from Great Western to North Fred.
This does not include residents along 2nd St.

NE: North of 3rd St from North Fred to Outer Road & East of 3rd Ave from Charles to 9th St.
This does include residents along 3rd St but does not include residents along 3rd Ave.

SE: East of 3rd Ave from Charles to 7th St.
This does not include residents along 3rd Ave.

Flushing will began each day at 7:00 AM and continue until 3:30 PM
Residents are asked not to wash clothes both days of flushing due to rust being stirred up in the water.
Residents then should check both their hot and cold water before washing clothes to see if the water quality has returned to normal.

Fall Burn Dates Set

fireThe open burning dates for the City of Oelwein have been scheduled to begin Saturday, October 19, 2019 and continue through Sunday, November 17, 2019. This time period is set aside for the open burning of natural yard waste, limbs, leaves, etc., on the property in which it grew. Care should always be taken that you have a hose set up by the fire. Windy days must be avoided. Also, remember it is never legal to burn furniture, garbage, building material and plastic.

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.

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.