Welcome to O’Brien County

O’Brien County is uniform in shape, a perfect square, 24 miles each way. 16 townships of six square miles. Two rivers, the Little Sioux and Ocheydan. Smaller streams are Mill Creek, Waterman Creek and branches of the Floyd River. The County was named by the Iowa Legislature. It is named for an Irish Patriot, William Smith O’Brien.

Latest News & Announcements

2020 General Election – Notice & Sample Ballot now available

Notice of General Election Notice is hereby given that there will be a General Election in O’Brien County, Iowa at the following polling places in each of the seven voting precincts of said county on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The polls will open at all voting precincts as listed below at 7:00 a.m. and will Read More »

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Saturday Hours for In-Person Early/Absentee Voting October 31st

The Auditor’s Office in Primghar will be open Saturday, October 31st from 9 am – 5 pm for in-person early/absentee voting.  Please remember to bring your photo ID with you.

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In-person Early/Absentee Voting Ends at 5 pm November 2nd

The O’Brien courthouse is open for early voting starting Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm the week of October 26th.   Monday, November 2 will be the final day for In-person voting.  The office hours will be 8 am – 5 pm that day.  This is for all O’Brien County precincts. The Election Office Read More »

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O’Brien County Auditor’s Office will not be taking Passport Applications from October 5th -November 3rd

Due to the need for social distancing and the anticipated in-person absentee voting, the O’Brien County Auditor’s Office will not be taking passport applications from October 5th – November 3rd.  If you have already scheduled an appointment during this time, we will honor your request.  We will resume processing applications on November 4, 2020.   Read More »

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O’Brien County Courthouse Drop Box

The O’Brien County Courthouse now has an outdoor drop box available.  It is located on the east side of the courthouse next to the flag pole.  Please do not put election materials in the drop box (absentee ballots or requests for absentee ballots).  If you are uncomfortable bringing election materials into the courthouse, please call Read More »

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Veteran Affairs Commissioner Opening

NOTICE OF VACANCY   O’Brien County is accepting applications for a Veteran Affairs Commission opening. The O’Brien County Commission of Veteran Affairs is a three-member Commission that meets monthly, and additionally as necessary, to consider Veteran emergency assistance applications, set policy/guidelines and perform budget oversight of the Veteran Affairs office.  Applicants must be an honorably Read More »

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O’Brien County Courthouse to Begin Modified Phase 2 of Reopening September 21, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9-18-2020   The O’Brien County Courthouse will be moving to a modified Phase 2 on September 21, 2020.   Temporary safety measures have been implemented.   During Phase 2 of the O’Brien County Courthouse Reopening Plan, the following guidelines will be followed: The east entrance will be open Read More »

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County Farm Land Rent Auction October 27, 2020

County Farm Land Rent Bids The O’Brien County Board of Supervisors will open sealed bids at 10:00 a.m. October 27, 2020 for the rent of the O’Brien County Farm located on the N ½ of Section 5, Highland Township.  The total acres are 298.15.  The minimum bid will be $225.00 per acre.  The lease will Read More »

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Fireworks Permit Applications

Fireworks Permits are needed for any displays to be done in rural O’Brien County.  If a display is being planned for the July 4th holiday, those applications and proof of insurance need to be received for approval by June 25, 2020. Fireworks Permit Application

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Press Release Regarding Deadlines for Property Taxes, Vehicle Registrations and Drivers Licenses ~ Revised Date

Deadlines for Property Taxes, Vehicle Registrations and Drivers Licenses

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