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Howard County Iowa - County Holidays


Events & Holidays

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Public Holidays


County Offices will be closed on the following dates in 2019:

 January 1, New Year's Day

 February 18, Monday President’s Day

 April 19, Good Friday(Noon)

 May 27, Monday Memorial Day

 July 4, Thursday Independence Day

 September 2, Monday Labor Day

 November 11, Monday Veteran’s Day

 November 28 & 29, Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving

 December 24 & 25, Tuesday & Wednesday Christmas

 December 31, News Years Eve Day

Fireworks Permit 

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 Auditor’s 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. 

 Obtain a fireworks permit for shooting fireworks in the rural areas. for any questions, contact the Howard County Auditor’s Office (563) 547-9203