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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

CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Pipeline Information

The following links are for information shared with the O’Brien County Supervisors at their January 11, 2022 meeting with Summit Carbon Solutions Summit Carbon Solutions Map   Summit Central Pipeline Project Public Information

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Boat Renewals January 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022

Post cards went out January 5, 2022 for renewal of boats.  You can now renew your boat in the Recorder’s Office on the 2nd floor of the O’Brien County Courthouse or you can do by mail.  Questions call 712-957-3045.    

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Assistant Engineer – Job Opening

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 »

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O’Brien County Property Search

Property Search

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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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Ordinance regulating the operations of Off-Highway vehicles is adopted

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.

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