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.



Oct 15

2016 Off Road vehicle tags renewals begins September 1st


Renewals for the 2016 tags for off-road vehicles including ATVs, ORM, ORVs and snowmobiles will begin Sept. 1.  Transactions that will include a partial year assessment of $5.00 will include:  new registrations processed Sept. 1 through Dec. 31; delinquent transactions renewed after Sept. 1 through Dec. 31; a transfer (current or delinquent) processed

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

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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