Northwest Ohio - Putnam County
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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.

  • On Saturday, September 26th between 9 a.m and noon, there will be a Medication/Recycling Collection Event.  The event is being held to coordinate with the National Take Back initiative to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications and to promote recycling awareness and is FREE to Putnam County residents.  It will be held at the Putnam County ESC located at 124 Putnam Parkway in Ottawa (across from YMCA).  

  • 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 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.