Health & Inspections

We provide a broad range of environmental health and inspections services to Ottumwa and Wapello County.  We work to minimize or eliminate hazards that threaten the environment in your home, neighborhood and throughout the community.

The Ottumwa Health Department is the place to go for licensing and inspection information for all construction and rental properties.  Our nuisance inspection program investigates complaints about tall grass and weeds, blighted properties and junk cars.    We also work to improve the community’s appearance through the Make Ottumwa Shine program.

Inspection Services

Building and Rental Inspections

 

Neighborhood Improvement

Nuisance Abatement
Properties for Sale
Make Ottumwa Shine
Demolition Requirements

 

Reports and Resources

Residential Building Permits – August 2017
Commercial Building Permits – August 2017

2015 Annual Residential Building Permit Report
2015 Annual Residential Building Permit Report
Total Building Permits Issued – 1989 through 2015

 

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Water Service Abandonment Project Bid Packet

 

Demolition Bid Packet for 722 Baker and 308 N. Graves

 

Demolition Bid Packet 1230 Sheridan and 2202 E. Main

 

 

The City of Ottumwa is accepting bids for the house and property at 714 W. 4th St. The structure is placarded as unfit for habitation and must be repaired to at least the minimum standards of the City’s building codes before anyone can move in. We will accept bids until 2PM on September 26, 2017. Click on the link for details and a bid packet!

Bid Packet for 714 West Fourth

 

 

 

 

The City of Ottumwa is accepting bids for the building and property at 2801 Roemer Ave. The structure is placarded as unfit for habitation and must be repaired to at least the minimum standards of the City’s building codes before anyone can move in. We will accept bids until 2PM on September 26, 2017. Click on the link for details and a bid packet!

2801 Roemer Ave. Bid Packet

 

 

City of Ottumwa
Health & Inspections
Department

105 E. Third Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Open Monday -Friday
7:00 am 5:30 pm
(641) 683-0650
or (641) 683-0610


Contact Department Director
Jody Gates




Medical and disease related
public health services like nursing
and immunizations, are
performed by the Wapello
County Public Health
Nursing Service.