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City Hall / Municipal Services

207 N. Main St.
(563)245-2098
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. including the noon hour

City Notices

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  • City Council / Council Proceedings

    • Councilmembers: Roger Buchholz, Daryl Koehn, Peggy Lane, Kevin Lau, Curtis Ruhser
      Normally the city council meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays in the City Council Chambers. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m.



  • City Code

    • » Code of Ordinances
         updated 3/2014
        (1.73 MB PDF)
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  • Fall Leaf Pick up: October 24, 31 and November 7


  • E-Bill and Online Bill Pay


  • Housing Incentives Program - New Program


  • Spring Yard Waste Pick up


  • Swimming Lessons Info/Registration

    • Registration deadline is ten days before lessons are scheduled ($5 late fee after deadline). Class will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors will teach the courses with the help of lifeguards.
      See the 2018 Swim Lessons Info/Registration.

  • Snow Removal and Winter Weather Reminders


  • 2018 Water Quality Report for Elkader Muni Water Dept.


  • Recycling Schedule


  • Curbside Glass Recycling Discontinued

    • Due to the lack of demand for glass in recovered materials markets, Hawkeye Recycling will no longer accept glass with curbside recycling. This is effective immediately and until further notice.

  • Drive-Up Drop Box for Utility Bill Customers

    • See a map of the new drive-up drop-box location
      The City of Elkader is announcing a new convenience for utility bill customers – a drive-up drop box. Located in the alley behind the City Hall/Opera House, on the northwest corner of the city parking lot, customers can drop off their bill payment in a secure box without having to leave their cars. The current drop box is located to the right of the City Hall door but some customers have problems navigating the steep curb to get to the sidewalk. The new box will provide greater flexibility for customers. As always, direct withdrawal from your bank account is also available. Read information about the autopay procedure and get a direct payment preauthorization agreement form using the links below.
      Autopay Procedure Letter
      Preauthorization Agreement Form for Direct Payments (ACH Debits)
      For more information, please contact Amanda at City Hall, 245-2098.

  • Whitewater Park


  • Trick-or-Treat in Elkader - Oct. 31st

    • 5-7 p.m. Trick-or-Treat day and hours will remain constant for future years.

  • Downtown Historic District Application Approved

    • The City's application for a National Register Historic District was approved by the National Park Service on March 13, 2012. Digital copies of the site inventory forms and the nomination documents are available below.

  • Non-Discrimination Statement

Downtown Historic District Nomination Documents

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Elkader Downtown Historic District Documentation Form - 9 MB PDF
Elkader Downtown Historic District Nomination Form - 7.2 MB PDF


Downtown Historic District Site Inventory Forms

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