Welcome to the Owatonna Police Department website. The department dedicates itself to the highest standards of excellence in professional law enforcement and is committed to providing a comprehensive program of education and enforcement services. The Owatonna Police Department serves the citizens of Owatonna and all those visiting our city. We hope your time on our site is enjoyable and provides you with the information you need.


Use the new Owatonna Winter Parking Map WebApp to see where to park for the winter parking restrictions in Owatonna that runs November 15 – March 31. The Winter Parking Map WebApp will show where parking is allowed and those areas that are exempt from the winter parking restriction.  Easily search an address to determine the odd and even side.  


Citizen Alerts Website

Sign Up for Citizen Alerts

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Steele County Emergency Notification System. This notification system enables Steele and Rice Counties to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations such as: criminals that pose an immediate threat to public safety and property, evacuations of our buildings or neighborhoods, missing persons, and severe weather.

You will receive time sensitive messages through residential and business landlines, mobile devices, and by text messages, email, and through hearing impaired receiving device(s), and more. You pick where. Sign up now!

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