Housing

City Residential Tax Abatement

This program reduces property taxes paid on qualifying improvements to residential properties. Property owners who have completed improvements to residential properties or apartment buildings can file an application for residential tax abatement. New construction, additions, and remodeling are eligible activities.

Taxes on the improvements are abated for a specific number of years for qualifying projects. The homeowner can select a 3, 5 or 10 year abatement plan. Tax abatement is based on the value that the new improvements add to the property. All other property taxes remain payable.

Housing Rehabilitation

Our Locally Funded Housing Rehabilitation Repayable Loan Program is provided by the City of Ottumwa and assists existing homeowners.

Applications are by appointment only. Please call 683-0606 from 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday.