Official Howard County, Iowa website, the main site for all things related to County Government in Howard County, Iowa. Courthouse located in Cresco, Iowa.

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Howard County Courthouse, located in Cresco, Iowa

The Howard County Courthouse will be closed, including the Clerk of Courtís Office
December 24 and 25, 2018.
The Howard County Courthouse will be closed, including the Clerk of Courtís Office, December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019.
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Unofficial General Election
Results for 2018
General Election Poll Locations
NOVEMBER 3, 2018 9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. FOR VOTING
General Election List Of Candidates 2018
Special Election NICC 2018
Notice of Public Hearing on
Dispatch/E911, Jail
2019 Legal Holidays
Real Estate Inspections begin August 24
TITLE VI Public Notice
Howard County Flood
Plan Ordinance
Howard County Off-Road Utility and All-Terrain Vehicle Operation Ordinance
Amended Notice of Bid Letting

Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Howard County Planning Team Seeks Public Input
 Final Draft for Hazard Mitigation Plans
To obtain a fireworks permit for shooting fireworks in the rural areas:
You must fill out a fireworks permit application and provide a copy of your liability insurance on the property you are shooting them on. This must be presented to the Howard County Board of Supervisors at one of their regular meetings in advance to you wanting to shoot the fireworks off. If you wish to obtain a permit, please provide the required documents to the Howard County Auditorís Office at 137 N Elm St Cresco, IA 52136 so this may be added to the Howard County Board of Supervisors agenda. The deadline for adding items to the Howard County Board of Supervisors agenda is on Fridays by 2:30 p.m. to be acted upon at the following weeks meetings. Any questions, please feel free to contact the Howard County Auditorís Office at 563-547-9203
Click here for the Fireworks Permit Application

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