Contact Information:
Director of Community Development
Address: 101 S Hickory-2nd Floor, PO Box 60
Ottawa, KS 66067
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-12 and 1-5
(Closed 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11am for Staff Meeting)
Phone: (785) 229-3620
Department Email:
Director Email:



About Us

If you’ve been looking to remodel your home, thinking of purchasing space for a new business or been

concerned about nuisances in your neighborhood, you’re in the right place! Welcome to the Community

Development Department! We assist the city by providing orderly growth, planning, appropriate land use, the

preservation ofresources for the future, and enforcement of codes.

The Building Maintenance Division oversees the custodial care and maintenance of City Hall and the Police Department. In addition, this division is responsible for maintaining and assisting in the care of other public property, including: The Carnegie Building, the historic City Hall Building, the Don Woodward Recreational Building and the Municipal Auditorium.

To learn more about the services we provide click on the links.