Welcome to the City Clerk's Office
City Clerk's Office
Meet Amanda Valent
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The City Clerk's Office is a department of two full time employees - the city clerk and a secretary. The position of city clerk is appointed by the city council in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 372.13 §3, and is to maintain city records and perform 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 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.
Click on the title to learn more about each type of license
Auctions and Auctioneers
Canvassers and Solicitors
Carnivals, Circuses and Exhibitions
Peddlers and Transient Merchants
Salvage and Salvage Dealers
Temporary Food Stands
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. To see the three year election calendar for years 2013, 2014, and 2015 you may click on the following link to the Iowa Secretary of State's Website: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/3yrelectioncal.html.
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.
City Code Online
Ottumwa's Municipal Code is online at municode.com. This is a full featured, searchable site.