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Media Release

 

Contractor Charged With Failure to Obtain Permit:

  

The Office of the Building Inspector has completed its investigation into an incident in which a contractor performed work without obtaining a proper permit.

Shane Allen Rechkemmer, 41, of Oran, has been charged with Failure to Obtain a Demolition Permit, Failure to Cap Utilities and Failure to Have Utilities Inspected Prior to Backfill. Mr. Rechkemmer has been cited and issued a notice to appear in court.

The City of Oelwein reminds citizens and contractors that proper permitting is required prior to performing demolition and many construction, electrical and plumbing projects.

When is a permit needed?

      New Construction

      Remodel of existing structure

      Any structural work

      Electrical work

      Plumbing work

      All Mechanical work

      Excavation work

      Street cuts

      Roofing

      Windows

      Signs

      Siding

      Doors – other than the changing of door for door without the removal of the existing frame.

      Temporary structures – these are good for 120 days per 12-month period.

      Zoning

      Floodplain

      Demolition

      House moving/oversized loads being transported on City of Oelwein streets

      Tree planting in the Right of Way the City has an approved species list

      Peddler permits (door to door sales)

When in doubt, contact the building inspector. (319)283-4311

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The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903

 


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

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