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Population:  4,460

Mayor:  J. Dean Meyer





  • Applications will be accepted for the full-time position of Utilities Billing Coordinator in the Village of Ottawa Clerk-Treasurer’s Office.  A minimum of a secondary education or equivalent, supplemented by experience or coursework in accounting and computer experience, or an equivalent combination of education, experience or training is required.  The qualified candidate must be detail oriented with good communication skills.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications.  Excellent benefits.  Resumes will be accepted until noon March 23, 2015 at the Village of Ottawa, Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 136 N. Oak Street, Ottawa, Ohio, 45875.  

  • REMINDER: All residents are required to file yearly Municipal Income Tax returns by April 15, even if no tax is due.  For filing requirements, visit www.RITAOhio.com or call 1-800-860-748

  • The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership is seeking volunteers to help to collect data by doing chemical testing in the Blanchard River watershed.  For more information and to see the News Release click here. 
  • FLOOD MAP INFORMATION - Click on the red Blanchard River tab above for information on the proposed new flood maps.


  • The Village of Ottawa has prepared a report to provide information to the consumers on the quality of our drinking water.  Included within the report is general health information, water quality test results, how to participate in decisions concerning your drinking water, and water system contacts.  Click here to view the 2013 Consumer Confidence Report. 
  • Village of Ottawa Council passed legislation to authorize golf carts in the Village.  To check the specific laws that are applicable, please review Chapter 345 in the codified ordinancesA copy of the revised inspection report is available for reviewA map was designed which denotes areas golf carts are prohibited.  


  • Pay your water/sewer bill with a credit / debit card by clicking on the "Make A Payment" tab at the top.


  • The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) offers free E-filing of Village of Ottawa income taxes and employment taxes.  E-File is the fast, simple, secure and free way to file your taxes.  For more information visit the RITA website at www.ritaohio.com or phone RITA at 1-800-860-7482.   


  • Attention Rental Property Owners.  The Village of Ottawa Income Tax Ordinance requires the owner of rental or leased units to report names and addresses of renters moving in or out of their properties to the Village semi-annually on or before January 31st and July 31st of each year.  The required occupancy form is available here, or by contacting the Clerk's Office.  The form must be returned to the Village at 136 North Oak St. in Ottawa or you may fax it to 419-523-4246.  If you  have questions, please contact the Income Tax Commissioner at 419-523-5020. 


  • Volunteers needed to help in Memorial Park at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday evening of each month starting in May 2014. 


  • Village employees are working to change out the old water meters with new radio read meters.  This project should be accomplished within one year.
  • What's happening in Ottawa?  View the latest issue of "Community Connection."  This source of information is delivered bi-monthly to all utility customers.