Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Open Burn Dates Set

Fire Chief Mike Hillman has set open burning dates beginning October 21, 2018 through November 11, 2018.  This is for the burning of leaves and branches only.  Residents are asked to use caution when burning and to keep a water source close by.

Building Official/Zoning Administrator Position Available

The City of Oelwein is looking for a team oriented, self-motivated, totally awesome, excellent character individual to fill the newly created Building Official/Zoning Administrator full-time position.  Competitive salary and benefits.  The ideal candidate will have experience as a building official or significant experience as a contractor or tradesman.  Must be ready to tackle the new Oelwein Rental Inspection program and help City Council work on their housing goals.  Requires regular attendance, outstanding work ethic, excellent communication skills, familiarity dealing with the public, and pride in completion of related work.

Detailed job description and applications accepted until position is filled.  Applications to be submitted to the attention of Dylan at City of Oelwein, 20 Second Avenue SW, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.  The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.


Garbage Containers

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A reminder to all residential properties in Oelwein.  Black Hawk Waste garbage and recycling totes are address specific and stay with the property.  Totes are not to be moved to a new residence.

Oelwein Rental Inspection Request for Proposals

The City of Oelwein is accepting proposals for inspection of all residential rental properties in Oelwein to start the City's Rental Inspection program.  The City has an estimated 860 rental units.  This number may fluctuate when registrations are opened in January of 2019.  The City of Oelwein is interested in a company that can inspect all properties according to the Oelwein Municipal Code and the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code.  Click here to see the full Request for Proposals.

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.