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

Absentee Voting Requests for the General Election are now being Accepted

Beginning July 6, 2020, requests for absentee ballots will be accepted for the November 3rd General Election.  Ballots will be mailed out  and in-person voting will begin on October 5th. Click here for the required form to request a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

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O’Brien County Auditor’s Office is Taking Passport Applications by Appointment Only at This Time

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the O’Brien County Auditor’s Office is processing passport applications by appointment only until further notice.  The US Passport Agencies are not fully staffed at this time.  Significant delays should be expected in receiving your passports.  Expedited services are not offered at this time. For updated information on travel please go Read More »

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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.

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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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Press Release Regarding Deadlines for Property Taxes, Vehicle Registrations and Drivers Licenses ~ Revised Date

Deadlines for Property Taxes, Vehicle Registrations and Drivers Licenses

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O’Brien County Courthouse to Begin Phase 1 of Reopening June 10, 2020

  The O’Brien County Courthouse will be reopening on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.   County departments will be available for appointments only during the business hours from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Monday through Friday).  Temporary safety measures have been implemented.   During Phase 1 of the O’Brien County Courthouse Reopening Plan, the following guidelines Read More »

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O’Brien County Property Search

Property Search

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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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