Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Spring Open Burning Announced

Fire Chief Wally Rundle has announced Open Burning will be allowed Saturday, April 1, 2017 thru Saturday, May 13, 2017.  This is restricted to vegetation that is grown on your own property. 

No furniture, finished wood, clothing, lumber, building materials, flammable liquids, processed maerials, etc are allowed to burned at any time within the city limits.

Complete details can be found in the City Code, Section 16-80, Open Burning Restrictions.



Viaduct to Close

The West Charles Viaduct will be closed for approximately one month beginning Tuesday, March 21.  The Cityroad closed

will be making repairs to the viaduct and replacing a water main during this time.


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      321 1st Avenue NW      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

608 South Frederick      956 South Frederick

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.

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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 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.