Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Outer Road & 6th Street NE Project Scheduled to begin

Work on Outer Road and 6th Street NE is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Fayette County is the lead group on this project, and they have contracted with Mathy Construction for the work. A web page has been created to assist residents in keeping informed on the progress. https://www.fayettecountyiowa.org/EngineerConstructionPage.html

The project is expected to be completed in six weeks depending on weather, breakdowns and COVID-19. All of these will impact the schedule.

Should you have questions concerning the project, schedule, etc., please contact Fayette County Engineer Joel Frantz at 563.422.3552 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Comment at City Council Meetings

The city will continue to take public comment at City Council meetings, with a new format due to electronic meetings. The city is requesting that community members that would like to use the community comment email the city and fill out the provided form. Providing notice to the city allows for staff to prepare for community comments and provides time for community members to be heard.


Community members should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All meeting information can be found on the city’s website under agendas and minutes. A three minute time slot will be allotted to each community member who provides a request for public comment 24 hours in advance of a city council meeting.

County Recycling Bins Removed from City

Due to Covid-19 Fayette County has stopped accepting recycling items and have removed their blue bins from the parking lot.  The City has closed that parking area as no dumping is allowed.  Please contact Fayette County at 563.422.3712 for questions on the County's recycling program.

City residents will continue to receive curbside recycling pickup.




Inspections Delayed

All rental inspections have been postponed until further notice. Community Development will only inspect new construction at this time. Permits are still required for all work being completed.

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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 20 2nd Ave. S.W.