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.

 

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Mar 27
2020

Immediate Media Release, March 27, 2020 (COVID-19)

 

At 1:41 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020, a local Wapello County business has reported a positive case of COVID-19 to Wapello County officials. The individual, who does not live in Wapello County, is receiving appropriate medical care. The business is proactively working with county leaders, healthcare partners, and county emergency management to

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Mar 18
2020

Recorder Suspends Passport Services

 

The Wapello County Recorder’s office has temporarily suspended Passport Services due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.  Customers are being asked to call the office at 641-683-0045 before coming in.  There are several things we can do over the phone or through the mail.  If customers are coming to the courthouse they are

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Mar 18
2020

Absentee Voting in the Primary Pushed in Light to Health Concerns

 

Wapello County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Kelly Spurgeon is encouraging those wishing to vote in the June 2 Primary Election to vote absentee by mail due to the recent concerns with coronavirus and COVID-19. “I am respectfully asking our voters to vote absentee by mail for the June Primary Election after meeting with

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Mar 16
2020

2020 Election Information

 

PRIMARY ELECTION – JUNE 2, 2020 (POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M.) May 4, 2020: Absentee ballots may be mailed or voted in the auditor’s office May 22, 2020 by 5 p.m. Voter Pre-Registration Deadline & deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed. (written

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Mar 16
2020

2020 County Offices Up for Election

 

The following County Offices are up for election in 2020: Supervisor, Auditor, Sheriff, Soil & Water Commissioners, Agricultural Extension Council and township offices. County Level Offices (Partisan Candidates for June Primary): Monday, March 2, 2020 – Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Filing dates for said offices are as follows: - County Level Offices (NPPO and Nominated

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Mar 13
2020

Covid-19 Corona Virus Information

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Wapello County Courthouse
101 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Email: Board of Supervisors

Department Directory

News & Information

Event Calendar

County Alerts

COVID-19/Corona Virus Update

Effective 3/20/20: In an attempt to maintain continuity of operations and limit potential exposure to the Corona Virus/COVID-19, the following offices will be closed to the public: The Wapello County Courthouse, Wapello County Community Services/South Central Behavioral Health, Motor Vehicle, Secondary Roads, County Conservation, and the Gothic House Center.

The public is will need to contact the respective county office by telephone using the Department Directory to conduct business until further notice.

Business matters that require immediate attention will be attended to as is necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation!

-Wapello County Board of Supervisors