Monday, September 01, 2014


Welcome to the Ottawa County, Kansas 

Government Website 


The Burn Ban has been lifted Effective 5/12/2014. Please remember to call the Ottawa County Sheriff's office prior to and after all controlled burns.


Public Notice

To All Residents of Ottawa County


The Ottawa County Office of Emergency Management would like to offer citizens of Ottawa County a chance to review the final draft of the Region F Mitigation Plan in which Ottawa County is a participant. You can review the plan by going to the Ottawa County Web page located at locating this ad on either the main page or under the Ottawa County Emergency Management shortcut. You can then click on the link which says Final Draft Region F Mitigation Plan. There will also be a hard copy of the plan at each of your local City Halls or the Ottawa County Emergency Management Office located at the Ottawa County Courthouse which will be available for review. Region F has also made available a survey monkey link which you may use for public comments on the Region F Mitigation Plan.

(Final Draft Region F Mitigation Plan)

(Survey monkey for Region F Mitigation Plan)

If you have any questions please contact Marie Ballou, Ottawa County Emergency Management at 785-392-3600.



Ottawa County was established in 1866 deriving its name from the Indians that were native to the region. Located along US-81 six miles north of I-70 in North Central Region of Kansas, Ottawa County consists of 720 square miles. Ottawa County has a population of 6,177 based upon the 2003 census estimate.  The county seat of Ottawa County is the city of Minneapolis. Farming and ranching provide the backbone of the local economy with manufacturing taking advantage of access to availability of two major interstates.

    The Ottawa County Courthouse is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday except holidays designated by the Board of County Commissioners.