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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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