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.


  The City of Chariton is looking for the next City Manager

To view the profile and learn more about this position click here: City Manager Profile 

Applications are due by April 19th, 2024. 

  Snow Removal and Parking During Winter Months in the City of Chariton

During the winter months, the City of Chariton ask residents to follow the Chariton Municipal Code for snow removal and parking during a snow event. Details of the ordinance are available here on our website. 

  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

The North Ridge Addition that is located on Curtis Avenue has begun site construction. Information on apartments for rent and houses that are available for construction or lot purchase to build with the builder of your choice is now available at Northridge-Chariton.com. A contact number for the development is 319-239-2226.  The City of Chariton is not part of the development with the sale of homes or rental of the apartments.  



The City of Chariton is now selling surplus inventory on the internet.

For great bargains visit:



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. 

The Water Department is accepting applications for a distribution operator. Job details can be found by clicking this link. Distribution Operator


 Lucas County Resources Guide - A 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.