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.
* Tuesday August 30th - Special Council (6:00 PM)
* Tuesday August 30th - Special Plan Commission (Amended) (7 PM)
* Thursday September 1st - Personnel Committee (6 PM)
* Thursday September 1st - Public Works Committee (7 PM)
* Tuesday September 6th - Finance Committee (TBD)
* Tuesday September 6th - Common Council (7:00 PM)
* Wednesday September 7th - Board of Zoning Appeals (9:00 AM)
Meeting Information Packets can be found here.
The project is a complete reconstruction of 2000 feet of Vineyard Road from Seymour Drive to Hillview Drive. (See Map Attached 
Stage 2 - will be from Seymour Drive to Selch Avenue will start on August 9, 2016. This stage will be a full roadway closure but will remain open to local residential traffic and business’s only. This stage will allow access via Vineyard Road to either US 18 and/or Selch Avenue at all times for local traffic only. Stage 2 will be completed in two phases in order to maintain access to local traffic.  
Stage 2a from Sand Burr Lane to Selch Avenue - Work will be from Sand Burr Lane to approximately 500 ft east of Sand Burr Lane. Work at Sand Burr Lane will be completed in stages to maintain local traffic onto Sand Burr Lane. This stage of the project will continue to have access to Vineyard Road to the west as currently exists. Access to Waste Management and MGE will be via Selch Lane. Once the stage is complete local traffic will utilize a gravel surface for access until the final roadway is completed. Approximate Duration – 2 weeks
Stage 2b Seymour Drive to Sand Burr Lane - Work will be from just west of Seymour Drive to Sand Burr Lane. Work at Seymour Drive will be completed in stages to maintain local traffic onto Seymour Drive. A temporary access from Seymour Drive onto East Lapointe Street will be constructed as an alternate access for local traffic only. The access will be removed after the project is complete. Once the stage is complete local traffic will utilize a gravel surface for access until the final roadway is completed. Approximate Duration – 2 weeks
The entire roadway is anticipated to be back to a gravel surface by September 5, 2016 for local traffic only. The final stage will be the completion of the curb and gutter and final roadway surface and has an overall completion of approximately September 30, 2016. During the project through traffic will not be allowed. Through traffic on Vineyard Road will be required to use alternate routes for the duration of the project. Further updates to be provided as allowed by the project work.
Due to the Vineyard Road construction project, access to the City Compost Pile and LaRiviere Park will be via Highway 27N to Irish Ridge Road and onto Vineyard Road