Welcome to the official website of Wapello County, Iowa. This website is designed to help current and future residents of Wapello County find all necessary information about our county! Wapello County includes the following cities and towns: Agency, Blakesburg, Chillicothe, Eddyville, Eldon, Kirkville and Ottumwa.



May 29

Market on Main St. support approved


As we get our act together maintaining the website, some older information that is still prudent will be posted.  Here is an item of interest: Minutes from 2/18/2014-- Heather Ware, Director of Market on Main Street, addressed the Board and discussed Market on Main’s financial situation at this time.  She advised

Mar 28

New Lights at Law Enforcement Center


Thanks to the nicer weather the Wapello County Law Center is getting the new LED lights installed on the exterior of the building  that will save Wapello County tax payers an estimated $3,000 in electric and maintenance costs per year.  Integrity Electric of Ottumwa is the one doing the work and they hope

Mar 12

Chief Wapello poised to return to top of Courthouse


Read the Des Moines Register article about Chief Wapello finally returning to the top of the courthouse this Friday. Munson: Wapello County Courthouse to get its rooftop ornament back

Aug 13

40 New Emergency Kits


Wapello County Emergency Management and Public Health recently teamed up with Cardinal Community School District on an endeavor to provide forty (40) emergency kits for class rooms. These emergency kits can be used anytime a classroom needs to go into a shelter-in-place mode or a lockdown. The kits include a wide variety of items



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Ottumwa, IA 52501

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