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.” 

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN IS NOW A BIRD CITY USA COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!
* Tues June 2nd - Redevelopment Authority (5:10 PM)
* Tues June 2nd - Plan Commission (5:45 PM)
* Tues June 2nd - Finance (6:40 PM)
* Tues June 2nd - Common Council (7 PM)

2015 BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORT
 PAY ONLINE
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.
REMINDER ON SIGN PLACEMENT

The City of Prairie du Chien is reminding residents of the rules and regulations regarding signs. The city has found a number of rummage sale and real estate signs in violation of the right-of-way restrictions:
* No garage sale sign shall be placed closer than fifteen (15) feet to the edge of a road surface.
* No garage sale sign shall be located on city property.
* No garage sale sign shall be located on private property without the consent of the property owner.
* Size of Sign. No garage sale sign shall be more than three (3) feet in height from the ground to the top of the sign, and shall be more than three (3) square feet in size.
* Illegal placement of sign. No signs shall be affixed to a traffic sign, tree, utility pole or any other sign.
* Attachments. No sign shall have any attachments.
* Timing. No garage sale sign shall be placed more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the sale. No garage sale sign shall remain in place for more than twenty-four (24) hours after the completion of the sale.
* Penalties. Any person found in violation of this subsection shall be subject to a fine of twenty-five (25) dollars per day per sign per violation. Any sign found in violation of the Ordinance will be removed and destroyed. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 326-6406.
WOODRIDGE ACRES OFFICIALLY OPENS
The city of Prairie du Chien’s first-ever municipal subdivision is officially open. 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.
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN TO UNDERTAKE FULL REVALUATION OVER NEXT FOUR YEARS

The City of Prairie du Chien has contracted with Accurate Appraisal, LLC to conduct a full revaluation of property in the City over the next four years. The purpose of the revaluation is to ensure that properties are assessed on a fair and equitable basis. Our goal is to bring assessments to fair market value for the entire city. The last complete physical revaluation of the City took place in 1997. Starting in late spring, Accurate Appraisal will begin the process of doing physical inspections of approximately 25 percent of the residential and commercial properties per year to ensure the assessment data is correct. For more information - CLICK HERE
ROUNDABOUTS

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.
2015 City of Prairie du Chien Brush/Compost Site Hours of Operation

Effective April 6, 2015 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 21, 2015. 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.
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If you’ve ever wanted to step into a police officer’s shoes and experience the work behind the badge, the opportunity will present itself this summer thanks to a new program called the Citizens Academy, hosted by the Prairie du Chien Police Department. Regular citizens or business owners of the city, 21 years and older, may apply to be among six individuals who go through the 10-week academy, which begins June 25 and will be held weekly, on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Prairie du Chien City Hall or at the police department dispatch center. For more information - CLICK HERE.
LAKE MILLS FIRST IMPRESSIONS PRESENTATION

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.” 

SO WHAT DID LAKE MILLS THINK OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AND RECOMMEND - CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT
CONCERTS ON THE RIVER

Sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Jaycees and City of Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department. Join us each Thursday night from 6:30-8 pm. We will be offering 7 free concerts with a variety of the area’s top musical talents. Those planning on attending are encouraged to bring family and friends with blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks as you’ll really enjoy these casual evenings of entertainment.