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Welcome to Howard County, Iowa!

 Courthouse, 137 North Elm Street  Cresco

Special Election for Lime Springs City Council Member 

Ballots are ready for absentee Voting

August 7, 2020 is the last day to mail out an absentee ballot, all absentee request forms must be in the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020 for a ballot to be mailed out August 17, 2020 is the last day to vote absentee in the Auditor’s OfficeAugust 18, 2020: Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact the Howard County Auditor’s Office at 563-547-9203 or jchapman@co.howard.ia.us

New courthouse Operations as of 10:00 a.m. March 19, 2020
Drivers License is closed in Howard County until further notice
Click here for an Absentee Ballot



Mission Statement 

Howard County Board of Supervisors and all of the individual County Departments would like to Welcome you to the Howard County Government website. The purpose of this site is to extend our Court House and many of its public services onto the internet and into your home or office. It is our desire to provide our services in an efficient and convenient manner to the citizens of Howard County, and interests outside Howard County, 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.


It is our intent that the site will continue to grow and evolve, offering services and information to benefit the citizens of Howard County. beyond business, with it’s’ links to local government and local organization web sites, this site

is a window highlighting Howard County, its communities, and its people. 


Howard County Courthouse

137 North Elm Street Cresco


Phone number: (563) 547-9203

Fax number: (563) 547-2629


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Holiday Schedule

Howard County Offices are 

Closed on the following holidays 

Board of Supervisors

Meetings are held every monday 

Morning at the courthouse 9:00 am

Auto & Motorcycle Testing

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm 

 Phone Number: (563) 547-9211



See all documents and forms in Howard County Citizen Access Document Locator System

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Minutes & Agenda

Board of supervisor meeting Agendas and Minutes are Available online for all the past years.

Election Notices

Howard County, Iowa Election Information and Updates



Vital Form

Information about requesting

a certified copy of an IA birth, death and marriagerecord. 

This form is available to print.

Real Estate

For sales searches, photos, residential buildings, property building searches, record cards

and GIS mapping.


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