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.

Seasonal Help Needed

city park airplaneSeasonal help needed in the Oelwein Parks including

diamond maintenance and park laborers.  

Applications are available here and at Oelwein City Hall. 

The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.

Oelwein Family Aquatics Center Employment

swimming clip artThe City of Oelwein is accepting applications for seasonal employees for the Oelwein Family Aquatics Center including Manager, Assistant Manager, Concessions Manager, Concessions Workers, Lifeguards and Front Desk.

Lifeguard training certification is required.  Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor classes are offered locally through the University of Northern Iowa (www.uni.edu/recreation/certifications), YMCA (www.blackhawkymca.org), and Wartburg College in Waverly (www.the-w.org).  Schedule your training as soon as possible before classes fill up.  Applications can be picked up at Oelwein City Hall, 20 Second Avenue SW, Oelwein, Iowa or downloaded here.

 The City of Oelwein is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.