Town & City Halls in Ottumwa, Iowa

Find Ottumwa, Iowa town & city halls. Town and city halls provide information on government agencies, boards, commissions, committees, departments, and elected officials.

Ottumwa City Hall 105 3rd Street East Ottumwa, IA

About Ottumwa Town & City Halls

An Ottumwa Town or City Hall is a building that serves as the focal point of government activity for a town or city in Ottumwa, IA. It is the location where the proceedings of the Ottumwa legislative body take place and usually houses the central offices for the executive and administrative functions of the government. Depending on the size of the building, some municipal functions, and a number of citizen services may operate out of a Town or City Hall in Ottumwa.

You may contact Town & City Halls for questions about:
  • Ottumwa Public records
  • Marriage licenses and certificates
  • Town and City government offices
  • Local Ottumwa politics
  • Voter poll locations and election procedures
Ottumwa Public Records

Town and City Halls in Ottumwa can provide free public records upon request. These records include Ottumwa marriage licenses and certificate copies, as well as a variety of other historical and vital records. Ottumwa birth and death records, marriage and divorce records can be obtained from Town and City Halls. Other public records that may be obtained in Ottumwa include local elections and voter records, Wapello County Court records, Ottumwa property tax assessments and real estate records.

Ottumwa Town and City Councils

Ottumwa City Halls and Town Halls have a chamber where public meetings of the Town Council, City Council, or other elected legislative body take place. The chambers are set up to allow for discussion among Council members and executive and administrative officers, as well as members of the Ottumwa public interested in addressing the Council. Audience seating is available for members of the public and the media to observe public meetings in Ottumwa, Iowa. City or Town Halls are also equipped with telecommunications equipment to allow for taping and televising of public meetings. Other elected and appointed boards and commissions, such as the Ottumwa Planning and Zoning Commissions, may also use the chambers for their meetings, particularly if members of the public or media attend the meetings.

Government Offices in Ottumwa, IA

The office of the chief executive or administrative official, such as the Ottumwa City or Town Manager, is located in Town or City Hall. Depending on the size of the building and how the departments are organized, other administrative functions may also be located in Town or City Hall, such as the Ottumwa Finance Department or Human Resources. Many of the operating departments that have direct interaction with citizens are located in Town or City Hall, including the Ottumwa Clerk's Office, Ottumwa Tax Collector, and Ottumwa Building Inspector. Departments that have extensive or specialized space requirements, such as Ottumwa Police Department, Fire Department, Public Library, and Public Works, tend to be located in separate stand-alone facilities.