|Municipal assoc.||Bad Bergzabern|
|• Mayor (2019–24)||Heinz Oerther |
|• Total||15.37 km2 (5.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||192 m (630 ft)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 ( CET)|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC+02:00 ( CEST)|
The municipality of Oberotterbach also includes the settlements of Brendelsmühle and Heidenbrunnenhof. 
The village was first mentioned in 992 in a deed of grant from emperor Otto III to Selz Abbey located in the Alsace region.
The local council Gemeinderat in Oberotterbach consists of 16 members, who were elected on 7 June 2009 and work for the voluntary mayor as their chairman.
The blazon of the coat of arms are: „Parteed and separated above, documented with the silver heart shield , within a red armoured and defeated blue lion, on top heraldic in black a red armoured and defeated gold lion. On top on the left it is silver and blue lozenged, located at the bottom in green is a silver silberner an angular wave bar aside from silver spheres“.
It was approved by the Bavarian imperial governor in 1938 and dates back to a seal from 1558.