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.” 

* Tues Dec 1st - Public Works (5:30 PM)
* Tues Dec 1st - Finance (6:30 PM)
* Tues Dec 1st - Common Council (7 PM)
* Mon Dec 14th - Plan Commission (7 PM)
* Tues Dec 15th - Finance (TBD)
* Tues Dec 15th - Common Council (7PM)

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 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.
* 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 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 insure 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 later this month, Accurate Appraisal will begin the process of doing physical inspections of approximately twenty-five (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 Kramer at akramer@prairieduchien-wi.gov. You can also contact Accurate Appraisal LLC at 1-800-770-3927 or via email at info@accurateassessor.com.

The Memorial Library Capital Campaign has received a generous personal donation from Major Sue Tiller - a $50,000 gift. Earlier this year, the City announced a $1.5 million Capital Campaign to match a $1.5 million contribution to the project by the Common Council. The project, estimated at $3 million, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017. “I remember walking, so many times, straight down Minnesota Street to the library…and then coming home with all my many borrowed treasures,” said Tiller, a local business leader, proud 20-year Army veteran and past President of the Friends of the Library. “I was introduced to so much growing up from the library but most of all I remember how safe and warm I felt just being there…reading there...among all the books. So, I can’t think of a better place to give support then to our little library, because it’s time to make it even bigger and better.” The Library expansion and modernization project is aimed at bringing the facility into the 21st century with expanded areas for programming and books, as well as quiet reading areas, access to technology, and separation of staff work areas from public areas. The project will also allow the facility to be used outside normal library hours without the necessity for library staff to be present. Technology will be incorporated throughout the building, which means that not only the program room but also the smaller study rooms may be used for online meetings and classes. The Library will also be able to display art and have cultural displays that have not been possible before. “We are very honored and delighted that the first major personal gift is from a Prairie du Chien native,” said Library Board President Linda Munson. “This gift truly represents a very large move forward as we begin our first steps toward raising $1.5 million.” If you would like more information on the proposed Library expansion project, or would like to discuss making a contribution to the Capital Campaign, please contact the Library at (608) 326-6211. Every gift to the library is an important step in this process. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. (Pictured: Library Board President Linda Munson, Major Sue Tiller, Library Director Nancy Ashmore - Photo courtesy of Correne Martin, Courier-Press)

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday December 1st 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 214 Blackhawk Avenue, a public hearing on the proposed 2016 Budget of the City of Prairie du Chien will be held. The Budget, in detail, is available for inspection in the City Administrator's Office in City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the Prairie du Chien Public Library. The budget is also available here. The following is a summary of the Budget:
Pete’s Hamburgers contributed a donation of $500 toward the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library capital campaign to raise $1.5 million, which the city will match, toward expansion of the facility. On Thursday, Nov. 12. Paul Gokey (front, right) presented the donation to library board chair Linda Munson (front, left). Also pictured are Librarian Nancy Ashmore (back, left) and Prairie du Chien City Administrator Aaron Kramer. “I’m grateful to see this library expand,” Gokey said. (Photo by Correne Martin)
The City of Prairie du Chien (“the City”) is soliciting proposals (“RFP”) from attorney(s) and law firms interested in serving as the City Municipal Court Attorney. Statements and proposals should be submitted based on the following - identified Scope of Services, Additional Services and any supporting documentation. The proposals will be reviewed by the Common Council which will select the attorney(s) and/or firms for final interview by all members of the City Council in closed session on December 1st or 15th 2015. The formal contract outlining duties and compensation will be entered into with the successful attorney(s) or firm. The City Council will formally appoint a City Municipal Court Attorney, who shall serve at the Council’s pleasure. Two-third (2/3) of the Council must confirm the appointment(s) (Chapter 1.03 (A) of the Municipal Code). The City Municipal Court Attorney is an independent contractor and not a City employee. The term of the City Municipal Court Attorney shall be determined by the Common Council. Proposals in whole or in part, must be received by the City Administrator, before 4:30 p.m. on Monday November 30th 2015. Applicants must submit an original proposal and eight (8) bound copies and one (1) unbound copy. The City will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by an Applicant in preparing, submitting or presenting a proposal. Eight bound copies and one unbound of each complete proposal shall be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing the caption: "City of Prairie du Chien – City Municipal Court Attorney Proposal" and addressed to:

City of Prairie du Chien, Attention: Aaron Kramer, City Administrator, 214 East Blackhawk Avenue, P.O. Box 324, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

The RFP may be found on here. All inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal, including a request for a copy of the RFP, and current legal services of the City should be directed to: Aaron Kramer, City Administrator, City of Prairie du Chien, 214 East Blackhawk Avenue, P.O. Box 324, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821, by telephone at (608) 326-6406 or by e-mail at akramer@prairieduchien-wi.gov.