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Reminders and Notices

Pet Owners

It is the responsibility of all persons who walk a dog or cat on public and/or private property to provide for the disposal of the solid waste material excreted by said dog by immediate removal of the waste except when the dog or cat is on the owner or keeper's property and except for dogs properly trained and certified to assist persons with disabilities while such dogs are acting in such capacity.

The City of Decorah Yard Waste Disposal / Compost Site will open up for the season on
April 16, 2014
Click on link below for more information
Compost Site

Boulevard Trees
It is the responsibility of all adjoining property owners to keep boulevard trees trimmed 8' above sidewalks and 14' above streets.

Snow/Ice Removal

Special Note for Businesses in the C-3 Zoning District Downtown:
The downtown district does have a building design overlay guideline for improvements and remodeling to building exteriors. Please click here for more information and click here for the application. Improvements are subject to review by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Decorah City Code

Decorah Comprehensive Plan 2012

2010 Executive SummarySustainability Plan

Information and FAQs about the Utility Service Line Warranty Program

Ward Map
Polling Sites

Upcoming Meetings
City Council

November 3, 2014
Committee Meeting

Utility Commitee - Mon. Nov. 3 - immediately following council meeting
Board and Commission

Board of Adj. - Mon. Oct. 27, 5:00 pm

Board and Commissions
here for complete guide to board and commssion

City Zoning Map

For information on the Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund click here

To read a copy of the CHAT Housing Study completed by Winneshiek County Development, Inc click here 

  Trout Run Trail Bridge Awarded a ACEC award. Click here to read more.

The 2014 Decorah Citizen Survey is now closed. Thank you for your input.

If you wish to see the results of the Citizen Survey, you may read them here.

Visit the Website for Trout Run Trail to learn about all the amazing features of Decorah's and Winneshiek County's newest recreational attraction.   


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Looking for Legos
Help us start a new program by donating Legos, new or old!

  Prairie Seed Collecting Hike - 4th and Final for the Season


Open Adult Volleyball Schedule

2014 Fall Recreation Activities

Programs/Classes Filled

Park-Rec Endowment Fund

City Prairie Butterfly Garden Map-Info

Decorah Parks System

Picnic Shelter & Whalen Cabin Reservations

Trout Run Trail Map
Trout Run/Prairie Farmer Trail Map
Mountain Bike Trails Map

Blood, Sweat & Dirt-
The DHPT  (Decorah Human Powered Trails)Story

Pulpit Rock Campground

Park-Rec. Office & Staff

Park-Rec. Brochure Availability





Online Applications

Employment Application
Residential Rental Application
Residential Rental Checklist
Application for Sign Permit
Appeal to the Board of Adjustment
Rezoning Application  
Application for Boards and Commissions
Human Rights Complaint Form
  Building / Compliance Certificate
Water and Sewer Service Application
Special Event Permit Application
Decorah Boulevard Tree Voucher

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