Thursday, April 17, 2014


Welcome to the Ottawa County, Kansas 

Government Website 


There is a Burn Ban in Effect for Ottawa County.

Conditions will be reviewed Monday, April 21, 2014.



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. If you have any questions concerning Ottawa County or this web site you may contact us at