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.



Sep 15

Wapello County Minimum Wage Ordinance


Here is a copy of the Minimum Wage Ordinance passed 9/13/16. Minimum Wage Ordinance (click to open pdf document)   History of Federal Minimum Wage Rates Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 1938 - 2009  

Sep 01

2017 Off Road Vehicle Registration Begins September 1st.


Off road vehicle registrations, including ATVs, off road motorcycles and OHVs, can be registered for the 2017 year beginning September 1.  All OHV registrations expire December 31, 2016.  If not renewed by that date, a $5.00 penalty will be assessed.  Current registrations are $17.75 for the 2017 registration year.  If you have

Aug 26

Rock Bluff Road Project Update


Rock bluff road is currently closed from the City of Chillicothe to 180th Ave due to construction.  180th Ave is also closed north of 125th St.  Rock Bluff is open to local traffic only from the end of the hard surface portion at Rock Bluff Park to 180th Ave.  Detour is currently Whiskey Ridge

Aug 03

Deer/Turkey licenses will go on sale August 15 in Recorders Office


  Beginning August 15, deer and fall turkey tags go on sale in the Recorder’s office located on the second floor of the courthouse. Landowner tags are also available. Federal Duck Stamps are available for purchase as well.  Cost for duck stamps is $25.00.      



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101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

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