Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Congratulations to the Oelwein Tree Board

tree board awardThe Oelwein Tree Board was the recent recipient of the "Outstanding Group Award" from the Iowa Urban Tree Council on April 8, 2021.  The Iowa Urban Tree Council give this award to only one organization a year in the state of Iowa.  The Tree Board was nominated for this award by Trees Forever Representative Patty Reisinger.  

The Tree Board has also been awarded the "Tree City Award" again for their work last year planting and caring for trees in addition to the "Growth Award" for introducing and expanding new programing.  Only 12 communities in the State of Iowa have received the Growth Award this past year.

Congratulations to Tree Board Members Jeff Milks, Bill Brownell, Ron Lenth, Kyle Scheel, Robbie McKeeman, Tom Fick (recently retired) and Parks and Recreation Director Joshua Johnson for a job well done.


Utility Administrative Assistant

The City of Oelwein is looking for a team oriented, motivated, excellent character individual.

Position requires high school diploma or GED, excellent communication and computer skills. Emphasis on ability to work efficiently with time keeping, work order, various office software programs. Experience working with the public, in a Public Works related field is a plus. Must be organized, have regular attendance, good work ethic, satisfactory performance and pride in completion of related work. Position opened until filled. Detailed job description and application available at www.cityofoelwein.org or City Hall, 20 Second Avenue SW. Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.



City Hall Open to the Public

City Hall is now open to the public with limited access.  Social distancing should be observed. 

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

                                Wednesdays 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

Open Burning

Fire Chief Mike Hillman has announced residents may burn yard waste beginning April 9, 2021 and ending May 16, 2021.   

6th Street NE Closure

Beginning Monday, March 8, 2021 Fayette County will be closing a portion of 6th Street NE (from 8th Avenue NE east approximately 1500') in an attempt to prevent extensive damage to the road surface.   

Maximum Tax Levy

The City of Oelwein will hold a Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Levy for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 at 6:00 P.M. at the Oelwein Community Plaza.  More information on the levy 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.