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.  

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!

Rental Property Registration

The City of Oelwein's new Rental and Vacant Building Program is now in effect.  Property owners must register their rental property before March 1, 2019.  A list of associated fees can be found 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.