Sheldon 2nd Ward Council Vacancy Unofficial Results

By Auditor | June 8, 2021

Candidate Name Precinct Absentee Total Votes Madeline Kopel 8 0 8 Sandra Johnson 21 2 23 Ken Snyder* 84 5 89 *Apparent Winner

O’Brien County Courthouse Begins Phase 3 of Reopening May 25, 2021

By Auditor | May 25, 2021

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 »

Property Search

O’Brien County Property Search

By Auditor | February 17, 2021

Property Search


Fireworks Permit Applications

By Auditor | May 19, 2020

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



By Recorder | February 28, 2017

Off-Highway Vehicle Ordinance


Ordinance regulating the operations of Off-Highway vehicles is adopted

By Auditor | February 22, 2017

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.


Did you know this about passports?

By Auditor | June 29, 2016

Many international travelers may not realize that having an unexpired passport is sometimes not enough to enter certain foreign countries. U.S. citizens traveling on passports that expire in fewer than six months have increasingly been denied airline boarding or been detained upon arrival in certain foreign destinations. Check your passport if you are thinking of Read More »

Jet Ski


By Recorder | June 29, 2016

Please visit for your boating & off-highway vehicles home study packets.  They are listed under things to do.

Apps for Veterans

By Veteran's Affairs | May 26, 2016

Web, mobile technology helps Mental Health Services beneficiaries assess, improve mental health…see this link for more


Free Fishing Days 2021 – June 4 – 5 -6

By Recorder | May 13, 2016

Annually the Iowa DNR hosts Free Fishing Days, for Iowa residents only, during the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June. All fishing regulations must be obeyed.