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 April 21st - Library Board (5:30 PM)
* Tues April 21st - Council (Reorganizational) (6:45 PM)
* Tues April 21st - Common Council (7:00 PM)

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 (“the City”) is soliciting proposals (“RFP”) from attorney(s) and law firms interested in serving as the City Attorney and/or City Municipal Court Attorney. These are two (2) separate positions, but may be held by the same firm or attorney. The RFP may be obtained from City Hall or downloaded from the City website. Proposals in whole or in part, must be received by the City Administrator, before 4:30 p.m. on Friday May 8th 2015. Applicants must submit an original proposal and six (6) 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. Six 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 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
NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY. All inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal 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.
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 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 ensure 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 in late spring, Accurate Appraisal will begin the process of doing physical inspections of approximately 25 percent of the residential and commercial properties per year to ensure the assessment data is correct. For more information - 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.
2015 City of Prairie du Chien Brush/Compost Site Hours of Operation
Effective April 6, 2015 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 21, 2015. 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.

The City of Prairie du Chien will host a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday May 5th to review the upcoming North Ohio Street project. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Representatives from the City and Vierbicher, the City’s consultant on the project, will be in attendance. The project involved the reconstruction of North Ohio Street from Blackhawk Avenue (State Highway 27) to Washington Street. The project will consist of the following:
Reconstruction of 1,600 lineal feet of 32 foot wide street
Reconstruction of 3,200 lineal feet of concrete curb and gutter
Reconstruction of 3,000 lineal feet of 5’ sidewalk
Reconstruction of 1,550 lineal feet of sanitary sewer, manholes and laterals (to the street right-of-way)
Reconstruction of 1,650 lineal feet of water main, hydrants, valves and services (to the street right-of-way)
Replacement and possible extension of storm sewer
The project also includes the replacement of the Washington Street Lift Station including the force main and resurfacing Washington Street from Ohio Street west to Marquette Road. Work is scheduled to begin in May and be completed in September. For more information, please contact City Administrator Aaron Kramer at 608-326-6406 or via email at akramer@prairieduchien-wi.gov.