Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Single Hauler Program Begins in April

The Single Hauler Garbage and Recycling Collection program will become effective April 1, 2018.  Residential properties will be billed $12.55 per month on their utility bill for weekly garbage and bi-weekly recycling pickup beginning with the April bill.  In preparation of this change, residents are asked to place their order for containers with Black Hawk Waste.  You can contact them at 319-232-4150.  



Water Supply and Treatment Project

A Reaffirmation of the Categorical Exclusion has been issued for the City of Oelwein drinking water supply and treatment upgrades project.  Attached is more information.

City Hall Hours


Effective Tuesday, August 1, 2017 City Hall will be open to the public as listed below:

               Monday         8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Tuesday        8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Wednesday    8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
               Thursday       8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
               Friday           8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.


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.

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.