Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

2021 Rental Registration Deadline Approaches

The annual rental property registration season has arrived. Like last year, single family homes are $85, and buildings with multiple units are $85 per building plus $25 for each additional unit. For example, a triplex is $135 ($85+25+25) to register. All rental properties must be registered, even if only occupied for part of a year.

The annual deadline to renew or register all rental properties is March 1st, 2021. Failure to do so will result in a late fee of $10 per day, up to $300, per property. Even if your property has already passed rental inspection and is compliant, registration is still required.

To register your rentals, you may go to the City website at: http://www.cityofoelwein.org/departments/communitydevelopment-department.html and follow the bright yellow “register” link. The Rental Housing and Maintenance Guide can
be found below the yellow link as a series of 5 PDF documents. Those documents explain the Rental Registration program and what the inspectors will be looking for during inspection. This guide is also available upon request as a bound copy at Oelwein City Hall. If you have further questions, please call us at 319-283-5862 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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