Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Property for Sale

The City of Oelwein will be offering for sale the following properties by process of sealed bids. The properties will be sold for rehabilitation into single family, owner-occupied homes.

The properties will be open for inspection so interested parties can walk through. A reserve bid has been set for each property.

                             Address                                    Open for Viewing                                Minimum Bid

                    129 5th Avenue NE                      January 7, 2019 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.                 $7,500.00
                    608 1st Avenue SE                      January 9, 2019 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.                  $5,000.00
                    620 3rd Avenue SW                     January 10, 2019 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.                $5,000.00

The deadline to submit sealed bids along with proposals for property development and proof of attainable funds is January 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Bids will be opened at 11:30 A.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers and presented to Council for action January 27, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. The Council will award properties to the highest bidder and/or best proposal submitted. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Once the property has been awarded, closing documents will be prepared. Sales will be subject to deed restrictions.

The new property owner(s) will be required to follow guidelines that have been set in place.

• The new owner/contractor will provide the City with a plan for rehabilitation/renovation
• Work on the property is to begin within 30 days of accepting the deed
• All work shall be completed within one year
• The property cannot be used as a rental or generate rental income for 7 years
• Property cannot be sold on contract for a minimum of 7 years

The Oelwein City Council may have additional requirements.

Aquatics Passes for Christmas

Now until Friday Dec. 20th purchase your 2020 season pool pass for 10% off! Purchase your pass at City Hall today for the perfect Christmas gift.
Current Pricing:

Family Pass $120.00 up to 5 persons,
$5.00 for each add’l family member
Single Pass 18+ $60.00
Child Pass 7-17 $40.00
Nanny Pass $40.00

Discounted pricing:
Family Pass $108.00 up to 5 persons,
$5.00 for each add’l family member
Single Pass 18+ $54.00
Child Pass 7-17 $36.00
Nanny Pass $36.00

Notice of Invitation to Bid for Street Dept. Building Addition and Rehabilitation Project

Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk, City of Oelwein, Iowa, at City Hall, 20 2nd Avenue SW, Oelwein, Iowa 50662 before 10:00 A.M. on December 12, 2019, for the project described as Oelwein Street Department Building Addition and Rehabilitation Project.  The full Notice of Invitation to Bid can be found here.

Proposals will be acted upon by the City Council at a meeting to be held at 6:00 P.M. on December 23, 2019.  At said meeting, a hearing will be held on the proposed Bidding Requirements, Contract Documents (drawings and specifications) for said project, and at said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections thereto.

Project specifications are available at City Hall.


Dump Truck with Snowplow and Hydraulics Request for Bids

The City of Oelwein, Iowa is requesting bids for the purpose of purchasing one (1) dump truck with snowplow and hydraulics.

All bids shall be based upon the specifications, which are considered minimum specifications, and the bids are to be submitted on this bid form

Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes marked on the outside “Truck Bid” and addressed to the Oelwein City Clerk, 20 Second Avenue SW, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

Bids shall be received up to 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 12, 2019 at which time all bids will be opened and read aloud by the City Clerk.

After review by the City Council on December 23, 2019, all bidders will receive written notice as to the bid results and the bid to be accepted.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any bid or part of a bid received.

Any questions concerning the bidding may be directed to Vic Kane, Utility Superintendent at (319) 283-1197.

The bidder must submit with his bid, detailed specifications, or catalogs necessary to give a full description of the equipment he proposes to furnish unless the same have been previously filed with the City.

The price quoted shall be net, all transportation, setup and delivery charges prepaid, to the City of Oelwein, Iowa fully equipped as indicated in the proposal. The City is exempt from all taxes.

If equipment offered differs from the specifications such differences must be explained in detail. All equipment must equal or exceed specifications.

Leaf Clean Up

The City of Oelwein no longer collects leaves from the streets. Residents are advised it is illegal to deposit or rake leaves from private property into the streets. Residents are also advised it is illegal to burn in the city streets or alleys. The Yard Waste Disposal site located at 400 7th Avenue SW is open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week for disposal of natural yard waste.

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.