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Population:  4,460

Mayor:  J. Dean Meyer


  • Click on the words "Local Government" located in red bar above to view information related to Village of Ottawa Council.

  • Safety City was a big hit this week!  Young students enjoyed learning about safety while walking, riding bike and swimming.SafetyCity.jpg

  • Republic Services was awarded the contract for for the Village of Ottawa residential trash service.  Their contact information is 1-800-491-1115.  The new contract with Republic will begin on April 1, 2016.  This means the rates will not change until then.  The new rates will be:  $15.17 per household per month for recycling and unlimited weekly trash and will include one "bulk" item per week.  The rate will be $13.80 per month for recycling and unlimited trash collection and will include one "bulk" item per week for those 62 years and older.  Republic will also provide a bag service rate of $2.25 per bag for those not subscribing to the weekly service.   These bags are available at the Municipal Building on Oak Street.

  • A brief update on flood mitigation.  

  • FLOOD MAP INFORMATION - Click on the red Blanchard River tab above for information on the proposed new flood maps.

  • **UPDATED**  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. 
  • Pay your water/sewer bill with a credit / debit card by clicking on the "Make A Payment" tab at the top or on the Water and Sewer Department pages.

  • 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.
  • What's happening in Ottawa?  View the last issue of  "Community Connection."  This source of information is delivered bi-monthly to all utility customers.