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 transfer the boat into your name. If you have any questions, please call 641-683-0045.
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 is housed on the Iowa Department of Transportation’s website, available for use any time of day, and is accessible on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
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 Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. The Recorder’s office will also be able to process registrations for antique snowmobiles effect Sept. 1. The fee is $25.00 plus applicable fees.
…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 the Iowa Individual Assistance Program.
The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $40,180, for a family of three. Reimbursement grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website at dhs.iowa.gov. Residents needing more information about the Iowa Individual Assistance Program can call toll-free 1-866-434-4692.
Wapello County residents have until have until Friday, August 14, 2015 to submit a claim.
Wapello County has an opening for a full time Emergency Management Director.
Please see description by clicking on the link below.
Wapello County Public Health and Wapello County Emergency Management recently teamed up to provide Emergency Preparedness kits to two local school systems. Evans Middle School and Eddyville/Blakesburg/Fremont schools both received the preparedness kits. Funding for this project was provided by the Wapello County Healthcare Coalition which covered 90% of the project and the schools both covered the remaining 10%. This project is just one more step we’re taking to make sure our schools are prepared. Last year, Cardinal School system received the preparedness kits.
Read the full article here:
Renewals for the 2015 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 Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. The Recorder’s office will also be able to process registrations for antique snowmobiles effect Sept. 1. The fee is $25.00 plus applicable fees.
Deer tags will be available for purchase beginning August 15, 2014 in the Recorder’s office. Changes this year include elimination of the January antlerless season, antlerless deer quotas for Wapello County were reduced by 325 tags and crossbow is now a legal method of take during the late muzzleloader season for resident hunters. New hunting regulation books will be available by Sept 1.
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 a $30,000 contribution to the project would fund the final portion of the construction phase. Supervisor Kenning moved, seconded by Vice Chair Siegel to approve a $30,000 donation. Motion carried.
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 to finish next week.