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.

* Wed Nov 5th - Personnel Committee (7:15 PM)
* Thur Nov 6th - Finance Committee - 2015 Budget (7:00 PM)
* Tue Nov 11th - Finance Committee (TBD)
*Tue Nov 11th - Common Council (7:00 PM)
NOTE: The Common Council meeting has been moved from November 4th to November 11th due to the General Election.


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.
Brush/Compost Site Hours of Operation

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 22, 2014. 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.
Get the latest information on the Marquette Road project
As part of the Marquette Road (STH 35) Wisconsin DOT major reconstruction project, three new roundabouts are being installed at the intersections of Iowa Street, Wisconsin Street, and Blackhawk Avenue. The roundabouts are being closely coordinated with the nearby rail line with special signing and signals. Several informational animation and traffic simulation videos were developed to acquaint road users with navigating and understanding the roundabouts.
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.

The City of Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department has openings for their Adult Sport programs being held at Hoffman Hall this Fall/Winter. Individuals/team representatives must attend the organizational meetings at Hoffman Hall to discuss dates, times, format, and fees. Participants must be 18 or over or upcoming HS graduate.
* Adult Co-Rec (3 Man/3 Women) Volleyball League-Organizational Meeting/Fees due November 5th at 6pm. Season runs November 18th - March. Cost $80/Team
* Adult Basketball Sunday League -Organizational Meeting/Fees due November 5th at 6:30pm. Season runs Sunday mornings November 30th-Feb. 20th. Cost: $265/Team
For More Information contact Parks & Recreation Director Mike Ulrich at 326-7207 or email pdcparks@mhtc.net otherwise you can register online by going to http://pdc.recdesk.com/recdeskportal.
The city of Prairie du Chien is celebrating Halloween with official trick-or-treat hours Friday October 31st from 5 to 8 p.m. Sirens will sound in the city at the beginning and end of the fun. As little ghosts and goblins of the community, and their parents, get ready to enjoy trick-or-treating, Police Chief Chad Abram would like everyone to remember these safety tips:

•Watch for children crossing the street.
•Make sure that your child’s costume has reflective material.
•A parent or adult friend should accompany children.
•Pay attention to all traffic signs and signals.
•Trick or Treat at those houses with porch lights on.
•Stay in neighborhoods that you are familiar with.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, call the Prairie du Chien Police Department at 326-2421.