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Winneshiek County Public Health wants to remind all persons needing to update their tetanus vaccination to contact Winneshiek County Public Health (563-382-4662) or their individual provider. Be sure to bring your insurance card. Fees will apply as determined by your provider. Tetanus vaccines should be updated every 10 years.


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.

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

Solidarity with Muslims Statement 

Severe Weather Week March 27-31, 2017 Press Release

Ward Map

Polling Sites

Notice of Fiber RFP

Fiber RFP amendment notice

RFP for Fiber to the Premise Fesibility Study

Upcoming Meeting

City Council
  March 20, 2017

Committee Meeting

  Property Comm. Mon. March 20 - 5:00 pm  
Utility Comm. Mon. March 20 - 6:30 pm or immediately following the council meeting

Board/Commission Meetings

Tree Board - Thurs.-March 30 - 5:30 pm
Telecommunications Board - Fri. March 31 - 3:30 pm

Board and Commissions
here for complete guide to board and commission

City Zoning Map

The City of Decorah's Housing Incentive Program is fully completed and approved by Council.

Full details of the Plan may be found here.
A Handbook and Application may be found here.

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

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

    Trout Run Trail Detour




Cancellations  and Postponements

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January 2017 Newsletter


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Donation Form

Decorah Park-Rec. Video


Decorah Parks System

Pulpit Rock Campground

Community Prairie and Butterfly Garden


Trout Run Trail  

Trout Run/Prairie Farmer Trails

Mountain Bike Trails

 Decorah Recreational Trails

Cross-Country Ski Trails (pdf)

Cross-Country Ski Trails GIS MAP


Park-Rec. Office & Staff

Trout Run Trail - Special Events Use Form 


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
  Street Closing Permit
Right-of-Way Work Permit
  Building / Compliance Certificate
Water and Sewer Service Application
Special Event Permit Application
Decorah Boulevard Tree Voucher


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