Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Reminder for Candidates

All candidates for the November 7, 2017 City election must file their papers with the Fayette County Auditor by Thursday, September 21, 2017. 

Position Available

The City of Oelwein is seeking applications for a team oriented, motivated individual with excellent character. Emphasis will be placed on abilities, certifications and experience in plumbing, electrical, electronic control wiring, water & sewage treatment, automotive & light duty truck technician or cement flat work.  Position will work as assigned in operations, repairs, installations and maintenance of wastewater, water treatment, water distribution, sewer line collection systems, city streets, and storm sewers. Requires regular attendance, good work ethic, satisfactory performance and pride in completion of related work. Submit to and pass mandated drug and alcohol testing. Must possess or be able to acquire Iowa Class B CDL. Position opened until filled. Detailed job description and application available at www.cityofoelwein.org or Oelwein City Hall, 20 Second Avenue SW, Oelwein. The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.

Fire Department Spaghetti Supper

Oelwein Fire Department Spaghetti Supper
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Serving 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.


Adults $9.00     Children 5 and under $5.00

Carry Out Available - Call 283 5722 for Delivery

Serving That Secret Firehouse Recipe

Water Supply and Treatment Project

A Reaffirmation of the Categorical Exclusion has been issued for the City of Oelwein drinking water supply and treatment upgrades project.  Attached is more information.

Fall Clean Up - September 23, 2017

Fall Clean Up 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.

Old grills, furniture, mattresses, computers, appliances, batteries, oil and scrap metal will be accepted at the parking lot by the old log cabin.  Dumpsters will be on site for your use to help clean up the City.  One day only.  Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to declutter, clean, and rid yourself of junk at no charge. 

All building materials will be referred to the Fayette County Landfill Transfer Station.

No Televisions, No Hazardous Materials, No Chamicals, No Paint.

Tire Disposal fees are:

Car Tires (without rims)      $ 2.00                        Farm Small       $18.50
Light Truck Tires                   2.75                        Farm Medium      28.50
Large Truck Tires                  8.25                        Farm Large         38.50
                                                                             Farm X-Large      48.50




2017 Fall Brush Pick Up Scheduled

There is a change to this year’s Oelwein City Wide Brush Pickup.

For better efficiency the City will not be driving throughout town by quadrants this year.brush pile
Instead the City will be picking up locations that request the service.

Date: Monday, September 25 through Thursday the 29th.
Time: Between 7 am to 3:30 pm

If you wish to participate in the pickup service you will need to comply with the following items:
1) Residents will need to call and arrange for pickup.
    a. Contact the Oelwein Street/Utility Department at 283-5284.
    b. The City will make the pick up based on efficiency and work scheduling.
    c. Please state address, load size: small/light (pickup or less) or large/heavy (requiring a
        loader and dump truck)
2) Brush must be moved to the curb.
    a. Place brush in clear area that will allow easy access for City equipment. “Staff will not enter or pickup upon private property.”
3) Brush Only. No Large trees or stumps will be picked up.
    a. Brush consist of shrubs or small tree or limbs.
    b. Large trees etc. will not be picked up.  Please arrange to have hauled to the Yard Waste site.  See notice below.
4) Only one dump load per resident.  For brush piles requiring multiple trucks please arrange to have hauled to the Yard Waste Site.  See notice below.
5) No landfill materials - Brush only.

Notice: Yard Waste Site.
For those who do not meet the above criteria and for all Oelwein resident’s convenience, throughout the year, there is a City Yard Waste site located in the 500 block of 7th Avenue SW. It is available daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There are no fees collected at the site. Please no landfill materials - Yard waste only at this site.

Contact number above if you have questions on acceptable materials.

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.