Welcome to the Decorah Street Department

The Decorah Street Department maintains over 100 lane miles of streets, alleys and many public parking lots in the downtown area. The street department also makes all necessary repairs to street, alley, and public sidewalks. This also includes all minor street and curb repair/replacement, pothole repair, spray patching, street sweeping, leaf pickup, snow and ice removal.

If you have questions regarding any of the information listed on our site, please feel free to contact us. To stay up-to-date on construction projects, leaf collection, and public service announcements, you can also follow us on Facebook at Decorah Street Department which is accessible without an account.


Yard Waste Site

Located on Trout Run Road 1/4 mile south of Hwy 9

The Yard Waste Site will accept waste only from properties within the City limits which are hauled to the site by residents of the City of Decorah. [Read More]

***REMINDER***   Curbside leaf collection program does not begin until October.  Placing leaves or other yard waste in the street can clog storm sewer piping and decrease water quality.  The city is asking people to remove any leaves or other yard waste that has been placed in the street.  City residents can take their yard waste to the yard waste site on Trout Run Road.  

Hours of Operation
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon


Ordinances & Procedures

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Decorah Street Department

1 month 3 weeks ago

Last Week for 2019 Curbside Leaf Pickup is 11/25

This week will be the last week for leaf pickup in the City of Decorah. Per City Code, the last day residents could push leaves into the street was November 15th and the last scheduled Ward pickup day was November 22nd. Because of the early snowstorms, the Street Department has been revisiting Wards that had the pickup schedule impacted by the snow. The Street Department has also been working through all Wards this week to pick up additional leaves. With forecasted winter weather on the way the City needs to prioritize snow removal and prepare equipment for clearing snow and spreading sand/salt. Weather permitting, the City will work to pick up leaves that are already in the street but no additional leaves can be pushed into the street.

Residents are still able to drop off leaves at the City’s Yard Waste Site on Trout Run Road. The site has extended fall hours and is currently open 7 AM to 7 PM, seven days a week, until further notice.

Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

Decorah Street Department

2 months 3 days ago

Water Street will be partially closed this week to allow for street repairs at two locations. The street will be closed from Mechanic Street to Court Street and from Court Street to Winnebago Street. The street will be closed all day Wednesday, November 20th, and will be reopened to traffic Thursday morning, November 21st. Residents are encouraged to seek alternative routes during the closure.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.