If you are looking for a form, permit or application, please go to our City Department page - Employment Application
Bird Conservation
Bird-friendly birders do more than observe, they practice wildlife conservation and are aware of issues threatening different species of birds. Learn how to get involved here.
Keeping Birds Safe Around Windows
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “One of the greatest hazards to birds is plate glass, with windows in homes and offices killing as many as one billion birds each year. Glass is invisible to birds, and if it reflects the images of trees, bushes, the sky or other natural habitat, a bird may fly directly into it.” 
You can still pay in person at the City Hall Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm with cash, credit card or money order. But many people do not always have the time to make it to the office, to get the money together and are looking for that extra convenience. Now for your convenience you can pay online:
* Building Permits
* Municipal Court Citations
* Park Shelter Rentals
* Property Tax Bills
* Water and Sewer Bills
There is a small fee for this service. Once you make a payment, you will receive an immediate receipt of payment. The on-line payment system accepts most major credit and debit cards, and electronic checks.
The city of Prairie du Chien’s first-ever municipal subdivision - Woodridge Acres - is located in the southeast section of the city. The nearly 24 acre development contains 36 single-family lots, which have been priced from $11,000 to $25,000, roughly $1 per square foot. The lots range in size from 9,600 square feet to 28,940 square feet. For more information, include a subdivision map, the lot prices, and the regulations for the subdivision, please click here. For an information packet on the subdivision, click here.

We have created a website with informative videos and information on how to safely navigate the new roundabouts in Prairie du Chien. If you have questions or concerns, please contact City Hall at 608-326-6406.

Representatives from the City of Lake Mills gave their First Impressions Report on the City of Prairie du Chien Thursday May 21st. Representatives from Prairie du Chien will travel to Lake Mills May 27th to present their findings. According to the UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development, “(p)articipants become “secret shoppers” for the day to discover what they can about a similar community or neighborhood… The First Impressions program helps communities learn about existing strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of the first-time visitor and provides a structured opportunity to learn about strengths and weaknesses of similar communities. The results from a First Impressions visit can serve as the basis for community action and as a way to document changes in the community over time.” 

The City has contracted with Accurate Appraisal, LLC to conduct a full revaluation of property in the City. The purpose of the revaluation is to insure that properties are assessed on a fair and equitable basis. Our goal is to bring assessments to fair market value. The last complete physical revaluation of the City took place in 1997. Starting in 2015, Accurate began a 3-year process of doing physical inspections of approximately 25 percent of the residential, commercial and industrial properties. Properties will be chosen on a random basis. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the City of Prairie du Chien at 608-326-6406 or email City Administrator Aaron KramerYou can also contact Accurate Appraisal LLC at 1-800-770-3927 or via email.
To request your 2016 Prairie du Chien 64-page visitor's guide, please click on the picture above or visit the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce website!
NOTICE - 2016 City of Prairie du Chien Brush/Compost Site Hours of Operation

Effective April 4, 2016 the site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Saturday’s from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. These hours will be in effect at least through NOVEMBER 18, 2016. The site is closed on Sundays and Holidays. Please be at the site at least 15 minutes prior to close for disposing of materials
​* NO Plastic Bags, only paper lawn bags allowed
* NO other refuse to be disposed of at the site
* NO construction waste or lumber, brush must be dirt free
* Stump disposal is by appointment only; please call 326-2718 at least 2 days in advance. 
The brush/compost site is for the residents of the City of Prairie du Chien only. Please Note that access to the archery range will be on Wilderness Road, east of the brush site entrance. Please call 326-8534 for information.

* Wed Sept 21st - LaRiviere Park Board (5:00 PM)
* Mon Sept 26th - Special Council (6:00 PM)
* Tues Oct 4th - Finance (TBD)
* Tues Oct 4th - Council (7:00 PM)

Meeting Information Packets can be found here.
Friday morning, officials from the City of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County Emergency Management and the Department of Corrections held a meeting to prepare for the anticipated flooding on the Mississippi River. As of the time of the meeting, the latest projections are that the river will crest at 19 1/2 feet on Thursday September 29th, the highest level the river has reached since 2011. The following steps will be taken or are currently being taken, based on these latest river projections:
1) Approximately 3,000 sandbags will be filled today with assistance from inmates at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution as a joint City-County effort. These sandbags will be provided to area residents as needed as the water rises. An additional 15,000 sandbags have been ordered by the County Emergency Management office.
2) 100 flood cleanup kits have been ordered by Emergency Management for post-flood cleanup. Kits can be obtained by contacting the Emergency Management office at 326-0267. In addition, well testing kits will be available through Emergency Management.
3) Fremont Street from its intersection with Taylor Street south to the intersection of Wells Street will be closed through Sunday so the City of Prairie du Chien can conduct an emergency pumpout of the excess water in Godden Pit, which is currently underway.
4) City officials anticipate that access to St. Feriole Island via the Washington Street bridge will be restricted sometime early Sunday morning. In addition, portions of Main Street will likely be barricaded off at the same time.
5) Access to St. Feriole Island will likely be entirely restricted sometime late Tuesday afternoon. Barricades will be placed at the Washington Street and Blackhawk Avenue bridges. ANY PERSON WHO MOVES OR DAMAGES A BARRICADE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A POSSIBLE CITATION AND FINE BY THE PRAIRIE DU CHIEN POLICE DEPARTMENT.
6) The City of Prairie du Chien, due to liability issues, is not able to provide pumping services to private residences or businesses.
NOTE: These steps are being taken based on the most recent river projections. As projections change, these steps may be altered, and additional action may be taken and will be announced via the City's Facebook page, local media and the City's website.
Prairie du Chien City Hall - 326-6406
Crawford County Emergency Government - 326-0267

I, Mayor Dave Hemmer, under the power granted to me under Chapter 1.09 (6) (a) of the Municipal Code of the City of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, do hereby order as follows:
A state of emergency is declared as existing within the City of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, for the following reasons: Flooding on the Mississippi River.
Furthermore, the period of emergency shall be limited to the time during which the emergency conditions exist or are likely to exist in the City of Prairie du Chien, and;
Furthermore, the City of Prairie du Chien, or its designated agents, has the authority to order whatever is necessary and expedient for the health, safety, welfare, and good order of the City of Prairie du Chien during the emergency, as empowered under Chapter 1.08 (Continuity of Government) and Chapter 3 (Emergency Government) of the Municipal Code.
Adopted this 23rd day of September, 2016.