Welcome to the City of Chariton's official website! We are excited to use this site to communicate online with our citizens, businesses, and visitors.

At the City of Chariton, we strive to provide up-to-date information on services that enhance your quality of life. We will continue to expand the content and enhance the visual aspect of the site and welcome any feedback from visitors.



Lawn Care Reminder
No grass clippings are allowed to be blown into the street from mowing of the right of way or lawns. It is against our city ordinance. Please move the mower to blow grass back into the yard or use a bagging lawn mower. All violators will be fined.

Public Surplus
The City of Chariton is selling surplus inventory on the internet. Please visit our direct link, https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/chariton,ia/list/current?orgid=961591
Great bargains!!
FREE access to the Public

  Rental Inspection Program - Starts on July 1, 2023 

The City of Chariton has implemented a rental inspection program, which will start on July 1, 2023. All rental properties will need to register, and inspections will occur on properties in the city limits. For information on the rental inspection program, please visit our website

 City of Chariton's Urban Revitalization Plan  

The Chariton Urban Revitalization Plan is intended to encourage development, redevelopment, and revitalization in the corporate city limits of Chariton. For more details, a copy of the plan, and tax abatement request forms, area available here


Operations and Services for Chariton Water Department

The Chariton Water Department office hours are Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm.  

Water payments may be made by dropping them through the payment box at the water office, payments may be mailed to PO box 866, Chariton Iowa, 50049. The Chariton Water Department has a new website at www.charitonwater.com. Payments can be made on the website. 


Fireworks for July 4th are only allowed from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm. For a full ordinance click here 

Fireworks in the City of Chariton

  Lucas County Resources Guide 

Lucas County Resources to important information for residents in Lucas County, Created by Lucas County Health Center. 

 Applications are now being accepted for Boards and Commissions

Applications are available at City Hall or online under the government section 


The Chariton City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. 

They meet in the Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 115 South Main Street.