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 Kramer. You can also contact Accurate Appraisal LLC at 1-800-770-3927 or via email.

Absentee voting to be administered at Prairie Maison, 700 South Fremont Street, on October 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Special Voting Deputies appointed by the City of Prairie du Chien will be administering absentee voting for the residents of this facility for the November 8, 2016 General Election at the above time and place. Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Only observers from each of the two recognized political parties whose candidates for Governor or President received the greatest number of votes in the municipality at the most recent General Election may accompany the deputies to each facility where absentee voting will take place. The observers may observe the process of absentee ballot distribution in the common areas of the home, facility, or complex. Each party wishing to have an observer present shall submit the name of the observer to the clerk or board of election commissioners no later than the close of business on the last business day prior to the visit. Family members of residents may be present at the time of voting. If you have further questions, please contact: Barb Elvert, City Clerk-Treasurer, City of Prairie du Chien, 214 E. Blackhawk Avenue, P.O. Box 324, (608)326-6406
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 - City 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.

* Tues Oct 18th - Library Board (5:30 PM)
* Tues Oct 18th - Personnel (5:45 PM)
* Tues Oct 18th - Finance (6:30 PM)
* Tues Oct 18th - Common Council (7:00 PM)
* Wed Oct 19th - Park Board (5:00 PM)

Meeting Information Packets can be found here.
Frenchtown Chronicles Lecture and Book Signing
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3pm – 5pm
Knowlton House - Located at 109 Blackhawk Avenue - Downtown Prairie du Chien
Please join us on Sunday, October 23rd at 3pm as we step into the lives of fur trade voyageurs, frontier farmers, and faith healers through the colorful storytelling of Albert Coryer. Editors Mary Elise Antoine and Lucy Eldersveld Murphy will talk about working with the Coryer manuscripts and Prairie du Chien history while guests sample traditional French Canadian food. The event is free with goodwill donation for food. Cash bar available. Proceeds from the sale of Frenchtown Chronicles go to the Villa Louis Historic Site and Fort Crawford Museum. “These narratives provide a unique, multifaceted view of Prairie du Chien’s late-nineteenth-century rural outskirts and Frenchtown neighborhood—its people, physical landscape, economy, and French-Canadian and Creole culture. Albert Coryer had a keen sense of geography and the history of the natural world, the people who lived on the land along the river, and the ways they interacted. In addition, his memory saved the tales of his voyageur grandfather—embellishing some of them, inventing others. This book is thus oral history, folklore, memoir, and myth.” Please call Villa Louis at 608-326-2721 to RSVP.