Welcome to the City of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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.” 

Have concerns, questions, suggestions or comments regarding your City government???? Share your ideas and thoughts with the Mayor!!!! Mayor Dave Hemmer will be holding office hours on the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 AM in the Council Chambers. You can enter through the side door (located on the west side of City Hall). He will be holding these office hours the last Saturday of each month through the end of the year. If you are unable to attend and would like to share your concerns or issues, please contact the Mayor at 326-6406 or via email.

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 and the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday January 13th to present the preliminary plans, detour routes and construction schedule for the next phase of the Marquette Road reconstruction, scheduled for 2017. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room of City Hall. Representatives from the City, the Wisconsin DOT, Knight Engineering and Architects, and the Chamber will be in attendance. The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in April or May of 2017, and be completed in October. The work will be done in three segments (the order of the segments yet to be determined) based on construction of the storm sewer:
Segment One (Southern Storm Sewer trunk) - La Pointe to 10th Street
Segment Two (Middle Storm Sewer trunk) - 10th to South of Parrish Street, Parrish Street intersection, and North of Parrish Street to Wells Street
Segment Three (North Storm Sewer trunk) - Wells Street to Mooney Street
At the January 13th Public Information meeting, officials will review the needed right-of-way and temporary easements, and will discuss the detour routes and how access to local businesses and residences will be maintained. “During the project, Marquette Road will be open to local traffic only,” noted City Administrator Aaron Kramer. “Parrish Street will remain open for majority of project.” For more information, please contact City Administrator Aaron Kramer at 608-326-6406 or via email at akramer@prairieduchien-wi.gov. To learn more about the 2014 Marquette Road project and the newly-installed roundabouts, click here.
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.
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. The lots have been listed with the three realtors whose offices are located within the city of Prairie du Chien: •Kramer Real Estate – 203 East Blackhawk – 608-326-8108 - kramersales.com •Ridge n’ River Realty (Remax) – 934 B South Marquette Road – 608-326-1600 - ridgenriver.com •Welter Real Estate (Century 21) – 1501 East Lessard Street – 608-326-0800 - century21welter.com. ​For more information or to inquire as to which lots are assigned to which realtor, contact City Administrator Aaron Kramer at 326-6406 or pdcadministrator@mhtc.net. For more information, include a subdivision map, the lot prices, and the regulations for the subdivision, please click here.

143 participants braved the chilly conditions to participate in the 34th Annual Turkey Trot at Hoffman Hall held on Thanksgiving Day.
* The top male/female finishers were Jaron Byrum from Muscatine, Iowa and Molly Hanson from Dodgeville.
* The event raised $700 for Hoffman Hall improvements and brought in 169 pounds of food for the local food pantry!
* Special thanks goes out to Megan Pedretti and Hoffman Hall staff for putting on a great event, Jerri Kluessner who received many wonderful door prizes from local businesses, Simplys for their donation of excellent coffee, and Jack Mulrooney who at 90 years young once again started the race!
Thank you all for a great event!
We are excited to once again offer the first event of Carpfest…Lucky the Carp Coloring Contest! Here’s your chance kids to make our mascot Lucky the most colorful fish in the world! Flyers will be available at Schools,City Hall, and Hoffman Hall otherwise go to our prairieduchien.info website and print one off then drop it off or send to City Hall or Hoffman Hall by December 18th, 4:30pm. More details of all the fun Carpfest events will be coming soon! Click on the picture above to download a PDF version.