City of Ottawa, Illinois

Under the Community Development Department, City Planner and Zoning Official handle various inquiries concerning zoning, land use and development, and the administration the City Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations relative to development, within the context of the City's Comprehensive Plan.

Please contact Nancy Stisser, Mike Sutfin or Tami Huftel with zoning questions. Contact Tami Huftel or David Noble with Subdivision questions. See contact information or stop in City Hall, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.




These documents provide direction to the City of Ottawa to promote a continuous positive evolution of Ottawa. The intent is to provide direction for decisions related to the future growth and development of the City of Ottawa. They provide the basis for rational decision-making, but does not replace the decision-making process, nor does it take the place of the City´s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances and other ordinances regulating the use and development of land in Ottawa.

The Plans establish a vision for development within the community and describes policies, programs, and projects that will enable the vision to be realized. 

                        Comprehensive Plans

                        General Plans


Tami Koppen
City Planner
815-433-0161 ext. 240 Phone
815-433-2344 Fax

Mike Sutfin
Building and Zoning Official
815-433-0161 ext. 219 Phone
815-433-2344 Fax

Nancy Stisser
Administrative Assistant/Special Events
815-433-0161 ext. 224 Phone
815-433-2344 Fax

David Noble
City Engineer and Director of Community Development
815-433-0161 ext. 220 Phone
815-433-2344 Fax

Robert M. Eschbach
815-433-0161 ext. 110 Phone
815-433-2270 Fax

301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, Illinois 61350