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

Full Time Equipment Operator Wanted

Help Wanted: Equipment Operator Full-time equipment operator at the O’Brien County Bridge Shop in Primghar, Iowa.  Successful candidate will operate heavy construction equipment and perform skilled tasks as directed by the county engineer, maintenance superintendent, or crew chief including equipment maintenance and minor repairs on all machines operated.  Other duties include operation of a snowplow Read More »

Bill of Sale Required beginning January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020 – A Bill of Sale will be required for all vehicle transfers.

Full time Equipment Operator Position

Help Wanted: Equipment Operator A full-time equipment operator position will be opening at the O’Brien County Maintenance Shop in Sutherland, Iowa.  Successful candidate will operate heavy construction equipment and perform skilled tasks as directed by the county engineer, maintenance superintendent, or road foreman for a wide range of year round road maintenance and construction activities.  Read More »

O’Brien County Courthouse Closed November 11th for Veterans Day

O’Brien County Property Search

Property Search

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.