City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office maintains city records and performs other duties prescribed by state or city law.  These records include all council proceedings, resolutions, ordinances, council minutes, and documents relating to real property transactions.    The position of city clerk is appointed by the city council in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 372.13 §3.

The city clerk prepares the Council agendas from information provided by city department heads, city administrator, council and mayor.  The clerk also prepares agendas, transcribes minutes and retains records for the Ottumwa Civil Service Commission and Ottumwa Board of Health.  The City Clerk’s Office supervises the regulation and the issuance of various required city licenses and permits, and maintains a register of said licenses as required by the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ottumwa, Iowa.

Public Records

Information Request Form (To complete form electronically select options and enable content.)

Licenses and Permits

Click on the title to learn more about each type of license

Advertising
Alcoholic Beverages
Auctions and Auctioneers
Canvassers and Solicitors
Carnivals, Circuses and Exhibitions
Dog Licenses
Haunted/Fun Houses
Pawnbrokers
Peddlers and Transient Merchants
Refuse Haulers
Salvage and Salvage Dealers
Septic Tank Cleaners
Taxicabs
Temporary Food Stands
Tree Surgeon
Sidewalk Café
Theaters

City Elections

City Elections for Mayor and City Council seats are held on odd numbered years.  Candidates for these elective offices can find important information about running for office at the Iowa Secretary of State’s Website.    Voters may want to see the three year election calendar for years 2015, 2016, and 2017.

City Code Online

Ottumwa’s Municipal Code is online at municode.com.    This is a full featured, searchable site.

 

Background Investigations

Division of Criminal Investigation Criminal History Record Check Form
DCI Billing Form

To File A Claim

These forms are for filing a claim against the City for damages.   If you have a claim, please complete the form and return to: Ottumwa City Clerk, 105 E. Third Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501.
Automotive Damage Claim Form
Property Damage Claim Form
Public Officials Claim Form

 

Other Forms

Park Shelter Reservation Form 
Central Park Sign Application

 

Contact Us

The City Clerk’s Office is located at City Hall, 105 E. Third Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A. M. to 4:30 P.M. For further information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 683-0621.

Meet Amanda Valent

Amanda has served as Ottumwa's City Clerk since January, 2011.

Contact Us:
The City Clerk's Office is located at
City Hall, 105 E. Third Street.
Office hours are
Monday - Friday, 8 A. M. to 4:30 P.M.
For further information,
contact the City Clerk's Office
at 683-0621.