Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Park and Recreation Brochure

Check out the new City of Oelwein Park and Recreation Brochure.  Recreational leagues, aquatics, parks and campground information can all be found here.  Contact Parks Superintendent Joshua Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Wellness Facilitator Jessica Burkhart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Property for Sale

for sale

The City of Oelwein has the following properties for sale:

  307 7th Avenue SW       118 3rd Street NW

210 4th Avenue NW      206 4th Avenue NW      149 2nd Avenue NW

      213 4th Avenue NE      222 South Frederick

117 South Frederick      119 South Frederick      406 3rd Avenue SE

318 7th Street SW      618 2nd Avenue SW      613 2nd Avenue SW

Property information and maps can be found at www.beacon.schneidercorp.com.

Written proposals can be submitted to City Hall.

Housing Needs Assessment Completed

Oelwein is placing a priority on efforts to improve the condition and function of housing.  To understand the true housing issues within the community a comprehensie housing study was completed.  To view the full report click here.

Pay Water Bill Online

The City of Oelwein now allows you to pay your water bill online. Follow the link and get started. Pay Online

Residents can receive their bill by email and enroll in auto pay. The new system also allow customers to opt out of paper bills, view payment history, and update your payment profile.

If you are experiencing any difficulties, please call Oelwein City Hall 319-283-5440.

Williams Wellness Center Fitness Classes

Our certified instructors teach effective and energetic fitness classes every day. Choose from a variety of formats to find one that fits your training program. We have classes for participants of all ages and fitness levels that are offered from early morning to late evening so you are sure to find that works for your body and schedule.

The Class Schedule can be found here.
Click here for a Class Description.

Fire and Rescue

Founded in 1893, today the department has a total of twenty-seven volunteer firefighters and two career personnel. There is a firefighter on duty at the station fifteen hours a day, with the exception of weekends. The Oelwein Fire Department is involved with much more than firefighting. We do many special assignments consisting of lockouts, storm watches, carbon monoxide, confined space rescue, automobile extrication, farm and industrial rescues, unlocking dwellings, and unusual odors. The two main fund raisers hosted every year are the Fathers Day Omelet breakfast hosted on Fathers Day, and the spaghetti supper held on Wednesday of Fire Prevention week. The money made from the fund raisers is used to purchase fire and rescue equipment only.

Any person wishing to become a volunteer firefighter should contact:

Chief Mike Hillmanfire dept

(319) 283 8166


Chief Mike Hillman, Captain Mike Thoma, Firefighter Nathan Westendorf

Volunteer Firefighters

Michael Barker
Matt Derifield
Joshua Erickson
Michael Fauser, Captain
Ronnie Gish
Betty Haar
Kim Haar
Lance Haar

Ryan Haar
Travis Hanaway
Michael Hillman
Jason Hoveland
James P. Lindstrom
James J. Lindstrom, Deputy Chief
Timothy Meaney
Jay Melchert
Paul Millhouse
Nicholas R. Palmer
Timothy Palmer
Jesse L. Paul
Jordan Richter
Ben Weber, Captain
Matthew Weber, Captain
Tim Weber, Assistant Chief


1992 Pumper – 1250 gpm fire pump, 1000 gallon water tank

2007 Pumper – 1500 gpm fire pump, 1000 gallon water tank

1955 Pumper – Reserve Status

1999 Water Tanker – 300 gpm fire pump, 2000 gallon water tank

1991 Rescue – rescue equipment, emergency lighting, etc.

2000 4WD Pickup – 600 gpm fire pump, 240 gallon tank

1996 Special Ops – confined space, ice water rescue and high angle rescue

1977 Aerial/Pumper – 85 foot aerial ladder, ground ladders, 1000 gpm fire pump



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.