Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Garbage Complaints

In order for the city to better track garbage and recycling services we are requesting any resident with a complaint complete and submit this form.  

2019 Park & Recreation Brochure

Park and Recreation Director Joshua Johnson has just released the 2019 Annual Brochure.  The brochure contains information on recreation leagues and registration, park and leisure facilities, Platt's Park Disc Golf Course, campground information and more.  Make plans for your summer activities!

Rental Property Registration

The City of Oelwein's new Rental and Vacant Building Program is now in effect.  Property owners must register their rental property before March 1, 2019.  A list of associated fees can be found here.

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.

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.