Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

City Hall Hours to Change


Effective Tuesday, August 1, 2017 City Hall will be open to the public as listed below:

               Monday         8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Tuesday        8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Wednesday    8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
               Thursday       8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Friday           8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.


Single Garbage Hauler Proposal

The Oelwein City Council has held discussion on using a single garbage hauler within the City.  Proposals have been received from Black Hawk Waste and Waste Management.  A review of both bids can be found here.  A public meeting is scheduled for July 25, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers.  Residents are invited to make comments at this meeting.

Fire Hydrant Testing

The Oelwein Utility Department is continuing the hydrant testing to update fire flow information.  We have completed the first area of hydrants.   fire hydrant

We are following our biannual hydrant flushing thus we will be in the folowing areas:

Northwest From 13th Avenue to the viaduct and south of 2nd Street from 4th Avenue to North Frederick.  This includes residents of 2nd Street.

Northeast South of 3rd Street from North Frederick to 3rd Avenue and west of 3rd Avenue from 3rd Street to Charles.  This does not include residents along 3rd Street but does include residents along 3rd Avenue.

Southeast West of 3rd Avenue from Charles to Highway 281.  This does include residents along 3rd Avenue.

Southwest  All areas.

Testing will occur between 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday as workload permits.  This process is less disruptive than the actual hydrant flushing.  However you may still experience issues with rusty water or low pressure during this time.  The testing may take several months to complete so we appreciate your patience during this ongoing process.



2017 Aquatics Schedule Announced

The 2017 Oelwein Family Aquatics Center is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend beginning Saturday, May 27th through Monday May 29th, weather permitting.  The Aquatics Center schedule can be found here.

Manager Emily Woods and staff will be offering both Red Cross Swimming Lessons and Private Lessons this season.  Red Cross lesson information can be found here to assist in choosing the correct level.  Private lessons are scheduled at the convenience of the instructor and student with an individualized lesson plan.

Wings Park Summer School Students can register here at a reduced rate.

Contact Jessica Burkhart at the Williams Wellness Center for scholarship assitance.

The Aquatics Center is also available for private rentals evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to Noon.  Fill out this form and return to City Hall with payment.

The Aquatics Center is looking towards a great season.

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.