Community Guide

Welcome to Elkader! Below you will find lists of many services, businesses, and organizations available to Elkader and area residents.

The Business Directory and the Experience Elkader Guide offer additional resources.


Education & Child Care

Central Community School (includes 4 year old preschool)
Elkader Childcare and Learning Center (childcare & preschool) 563-245-3333
Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral 855-299-0499 direct line for parents; Iowa child care resources for parents and childcare providers:
Upper Iowa University
N.E. Iowa Community College
Central Community Scholarship Foundation Scholarships for Central Community graduates
Keystone Area Education Agency

Fire - Police - Ambulance

All Emergency Services are centrally dispatched


City Services

City Hall Phone: 563-245-2098
City Hall Fax: 563-245-1033
City Recycling Schedule
City Departments & Services
City Water/Wastewater: 563-245-2098
Police Department: 563-245-3110
Public Library: 563-245-1446
Swimming Pool: 563-245-1510

Community Services

Business Directory
Clayton County Extension: 563-245-1451
Clayton County Government Check here for helpful information such as where to get a driver’s license, where to register a vehicle, where to get a passport, and how to register to vote.
Northeast Iowa Transit Van: 866-382-4259

Health Care

MercyOne Hospital - Elkader
Substance Abuse Services for Clayton County

For additional services, search for "Health Care" in the Business Directory


Bethany Lutheran Church, 307 3rd St. N.E., 563-245-1856
Elkader Grace Evangelical Free Church, 280 Reimer Dr., Hwy 13 South, 563-245-1779
First Congregational Church, 200 Chestnut St. S.E., 563-245-1226
Grace Reformed Baptist Church, 115 Gunder Rd. N.E., 563-245-1245
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 26531 Hwy. 13 S., 563-245-2155
Peace United Church of Christ, 301 North Main St., 563-245-2126
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 330 1st St. S.W., 563-245-1325

Community Organizations

Abdelkader Education Project: 563-245-1022
Elkader Historical Society: 563-245-1660
Elkader Lions Club: 563-245-1347
Elkader Opera House
Motor Mill Foundation
Pheasants Forever: 563-245-2336
Proteus Club GFWC: 563-245-2428
Shepherd of the Hills: 563-783-2409
Sister Cities Friendship Club
Turkey Valley Sportsmen: 563-245-2521

Economic Development & Business

Business & Professional Women: 563-245-2037
Chamber of Commerce
Clayton County Development
Elkader Economic Development
Industrial & Business Park
Main Street Elkader


Contact City Hall

Email City Hall
Phone: 563-245-2098
Fax: 563-245-1033
207 N. Main Street
PO Box 427
Elkader, IA 52043
M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(including the lunch hour)

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