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.



Mar 23

Passport Photos


The Wapello County Recorder’s office now takes passport photos.  Cost is $10.00 per person for two pictures.  Come see us for all your passport needs from birth certificate to application and now photos.  Please call 641-683-0047 if you have any questions.

Mar 23

Boat Renewals


Boat renewals began January 1 for the 2019 renewal period.  All boat registrations will expire April 30, 2016.  Please renew your boat before the April 30 deadline to avoid a $5.00 penalty.  If you have purchased a boat, please see our page for information on what you need to bring in order to

Jan 08

Online Voter Registration Information


FROM THE OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE Electronic Voter Registration System Makes Iowa National Leader in Accessibility DES MOINES – Iowans will have an easier way to register to vote and update their registration information thanks to the new electronic voter registration system unveiled Monday by Secretary of State Paul Pate. The system

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



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101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

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