An area contractor, doing work in Oelwein, has been charged with a permit violation.


According to Oelwein Police, 41 year old Shane Rechkemmer of Oran, is being charged with Failure to Obtain a Demolition Permit, Failure to Cap Utilities, and Failure to Have Utilities Inspected Prior to Backfill. Rechkemmer was cited and issued a notice to appear in court.

The Office of the Building Inspector did the investigation into the incident, in which Rechkemmer, the contractor, performed work, but without getting the proper permit.

City officials are reminding residents, as well as contractors, that performing demolition as well as contruction projects, require proper permits from the city. That included electrical and plumbing projects.

The Oelwein City Building Inspector is available to answer questions at 319-283-4311.