Founded in 1843 upon settlement by Talbot C. Dousman and three others, Ottawa Wisconsin was recognized then as a superb place in which to live.  It remains so today!

The Town covers 36 square miles and has a population of 3,905.

Explore this site to find information about town government, services, recreation and other activities.

Ottawa Town Hall is located at W360 S3337 State Road 67, Dousman WI  53118

Town Hall hours:

Monday through Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon

Please note that the Town Hall may close and that a note will be placed on the door in that event.

With COVID 19, and it's ever changing impact on each day, the Town of Ottawa will respond with WHO and CDC recommendations as much as possible.




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Western Lakes Fire District


Please click on the Fire Department Link on the left side of our home page

to visit their website

Information located in their resources tab


For Online Registration information


To request an absentee ballot by mail


You may also contact the Town Clerk with any Election or Registration questions



Wisconsin Legislation regarding ABSENTEE BALLOTS

There are only 2 ways to return your Ballot:

By MAIL (must be received by 8pm Election Day)

Hand deliver ONLY YOUR OWN BALLOT to the Clerk’s office

(Must be received by 8pm Election Day)


NO Drop Box will be available


Purple Heart will no longer accept donations from our recycle center - Until further notice.


For information on recycling events:

     M - F  8 am - 4:30 pm
      (262) 896-8300 (office)  
(262) 996-8298 (fax)




WI Uniform building permit (copy & paste in address line):


Town of Ottawa Building Permit



The Online Building Permit Application is available by going to :







For an item to be scheduled or placed on a Town of Ottawa Plan Commission agenda, ten (10) copies of the materials for all agenda items must be submitted to the Town Hall, in addition to the copy submitted to the Town Planner at her office in Waukesha.  In addition, for all agenda items the PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT FORM must be completed and submitted, and for some items, a meeting with the Town Planner is required.  For items that require application with the Waukesha County Planning and Zoning Division, please contact the Planner of the Day:


(262)548-7790 or email  or visit the Planning and Zoning Division website

Reimbursement Form:


For the Waukesha County Zoning Code -


For the Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Protection Ordinance -


Town of Ottawa

Position Statement regarding citizen complaints


The Town of Ottawa does not respond to anonymous complaints.  If you would like to make a complaint, we would like to know your name, address, telephone number, and what the complaint is regarding.  You can call the Town Hall with that information, at (262) 965-3228, or you can email that information to and someone from the Town Board or Town staff will respond to you within one week.


Job Title:

Lead  Technician

Job Category:

Town Services



Town of Ottawa

Job Code/ Req#:

Lead Technician



Ottawa Town Hall

Travel Required:



Level/Salary Range:


Based on experience

Position Type:

Part time


Town Contact:

Lori Geyman

Date Posted:



Will Train Applicant(s):

Some training provided

Posting Expires:

Until filled


Applications Accepted By:

Fax or Email:

FAX:  262-965-5131

Subject Line: Lead Technician


Ottawa Town Hall
W360 S3337 State Road 67
Dousman, WI  53118

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

Assume newly created role of Lead Technician for the town and manage additional town employees

·         Create scheduling/daily assignments during recycling and garbage drop off hours (Saturdays 8am-11am)

·         Create structure and role clarity for other employees

·         Manage garbage and recycling drop off days for the town every Saturday per town guidelines

·         Ensure only town residents utilize service and only acceptable items are allowed

·         Work with existing employees to build yearly task list (Calendar of events) and contact information database for items including maintenance on machines and contacts for outside contractors

·         Operate town equipment per town guidelines (front end loader/backhoe/etc.)

·         Report weekly to the town on results of garbage/recycling drop off and other relevant information

·         Any other duties assigned by town board


-          Self Starter / Organizational skills / Communication Skills / Motivated to hold people accountable / Ability to create scheduling / Ability to create database of contact information for relevant organizations / Comfortable speaking with people of all ages in person and on the phone

Preferred Skills

 Leadership experience / experience operating machinery such as backhoes and front end loaders or similar

Additional Notes

MUST be willing to work Saturdays throughout the year from approximately 730 am – 1200 pm




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