Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

4th Street SW to be closed

The Iowa Northern Railway will be working on the railroad crossing on 4th Street SW starting Monday June 17, 2019. Work is expected to continue through Thursday, June 20, 2019. 4th Street SW will be closed to through traffic in the crossing area during this time.

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

The City of Oelwein will spray for mosquitoes according to the following schedule. Spraying will begin at 8:00 P.M. and continue through the evening until the entire quadrant of town is sprayed.

Monday, June 17 Northwest
Tuesday, June 18 Northeast
Wednesday, June 19 Southeast
Thursday, June 20 Southwest
Friday, June 21 Rain/Weather Make-Up

Residents can call City Hall at (319) 283 5440 should they not want their property sprayed.

Help Wanted

The City of Oelwein is looking for a self-motivated individual to fill the full time position of Parks Assistant. Competitive wages and benefits. At least five years experience in the field is preferred with three years in a supervisory position. Requires regular attendance, outstanding work ethic, excellent communication skills, and familiarity dealing with the public.  A job description can be found here.  Resumes and job applications accepted through June 21, 2019 at Oelwein City Hall, 20 2nd Avenue SW, Oelwein, IA 50662, Attn: Joshua EEOC/AA

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.