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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

2022 General Election November 8, 2022

Absentee Voting: In person and mail out absentee voting for the 2022 General Election will begin on Wednesday, October 19th. Registration forms for mail out ballots must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 pm Monday, October 24, 2022. The application form can be downloaded by clicking Here – Absentee Ballot Request Form The Read More »

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County Farm Land Rent Auction October 11, 2022

County Farm Land Rent Bids The O’Brien County Board of Supervisors will open sealed bids at 10:00 a.m. October 11, 2022 for the rent of the O’Brien County Farm located on the N ½ of Section 5, Highland Township.  The total acres are 297.43.  The minimum bid will be $275.00 per acre.  The lease will Read More »

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SEPT. 1 THRU DEC. 31, 2022 SNOWMOBILE, ATV, ORV & ORM CAN BE RENEWED FOR REGISTRATION YEAR 2023

YOU CAN NOW RENEW YOUR SNOWMOBILE, ATV, ORV & ORM IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE, 2ND FLOOR OF THE O’BRIEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. RENEWAL FEE IS $17.75. PLEASE ADD $1.00 IF DOING BY MAIL. EFFECTIVE 1-1-2013, IF A SNOWMOBILE IS RIDDEN ON ANY PUBLIC LAND, LAKES; YOU ARE NOW REQUIRED TO HAVE USERS PERMIT FOR $17.75. THESE Read More »

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Official Results of the June 7, 2022 Primary Election

For O’Brien County official results link click below. Official Results 2022 Primary Click the link below for the statewide election results. Iowa Secretary of State Election Night Results

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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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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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