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.



Jul 01

State Assistance Available For Storm & Flood Recovery


…FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… State Assistance Available For Storm & Flood Recovery July 1, 2015 - Ottumwa, Iowa – Governor Terry E. Branstad has added Wapello County to a proclamation of disaster emergency for 18 counties in response to recent severe weather. Residents of Wapello County that have suffered storm or flood damages may qualify for

Jun 26

Employment Opportunity – Motor Vehicle Clerk I


WAPELLO COUNTY TREASURER July, 2015   Position open: Clerk I, Motor Vehicle Department   Normal working hours: 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday with a one-half hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks. Eventually would involve working at our satellite office with somewhat different hours and some Saturdays.  Employees will work later as needed. &

Jun 01

Employment Opportunity – Patient Advocate Clerk I


IMMEDIATE OPENING IN THE OFFICE OF THE PATIENT ADVOCATE The office of the District 8A Patient Advocate has an opening for Clerk I. Applicants for this position must be knowledgeable in Excel, Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, Power Point, and EDMS. Duties include typing, filling, answering telephone, developing and submitting reports, processing claims, and other

Dec 30

Passport Applications accepted at Recorders Office


The Wapello County Recorder’s office now accepts passport applications on behalf of US Department of State Passport Services.  The official website for all passport information including downloadable application forms, current requirements and fees, travel warnings and consular information sheets (on every country in the world) is available at travel.state.gov.    Passport applications



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101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

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