Did you know this about passports?

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...
By Auditor | June 29, 2016 | Auditor

Increase in Acceptance Facility Fee for Passports

Beginning Monday, April 2, 2018 the acceptance facility fee for new passport applications will be $35.00.  All other application fees remain the same....
By Auditor | March 30, 2018 | Auditor, Home Slider

Unofficial General Election Results

2018 Unofficial Results Unofficial 2018 General Results...
By Auditor | November 6, 2018 | Auditor, Home Slider, Uncategorized

2018 General Election Notice and Sample Ballot

2018 General Election Sample Ballot and Notice...
By Auditor | October 13, 2018 | Auditor, Home Slider

Auditor's Office Staff: Barbara Rohwer, Auditor; Maureen Thompson Deputy Auditor; Rhea Schmalen, Accounts Payable & Payroll Clerk


The County Auditor is responsible for a variety of functions and duties. The main functions

  • Commissioner of Elections (federal, state, county, city and school district)
  • Preparing and certifying tax levies
  • Maintaining financial records
  • Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
  • Keeping Real Estate Transfer Records
  • Maintains a drainage record for all drainage districts of the county
  • Payroll and Human Resources Manager


O’Brien County Auditor’s Office
155 S Hayes Ave.
PO Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245

Phone 712-957-3225

8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Closed weekends & holidays

Barb Rohwer, Auditor

Maureen Thompson, Deputy Auditor

Rhea Schmalen, Deputy Auditor