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
Assistant Engineer – O’Brien County O’Brien County is taking applications for an Assistant Engineer to work out of our Primghar, Iowa office. Duties will include designing engineering plans and specifications for road and bridge construction and maintenance projects and overseeing the work of survey crews and construction projects. Salary: $65,000 – $90,000 depending on qualifications. Read More »Read More
This is a part-time position (22.5 hrs/week) with potential for expanded hours with county administration (30 hrs/week). Applicant should be self-motivated with good interview, presentation, and proficient computer skills. The successful applicant will be required to achieve certification as VSO within 12 months of hire. Certification will be accomplished through whatever process options are available Read More »Read More
Candidate Name Precinct Absentee Total Votes Madeline Kopel 8 0 8 Sandra Johnson 21 2 23 Ken Snyder* 84 5 89 *Apparent WinnerRead More
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5-25-2021 The O’Brien County Courthouse ‘Phased Reopening Plan’ has moved to Phase 3 effective immediately on May 25, 2021. Phase 3 includes returning to the new ‘normal’; regular operations. The mask requirement at the O’Brien County Courthouse has been lifted. The west and east entrance are open to the public. Read More »Read More
The O’Brien County Board of Supervisors adopted County Ordinance No. 25, an Ordinance regulating the operations of off-highway vehicles in the county. The ordinance will be effective April 1, 2017. The full ordinance is on the web page.Read More