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Public Notices

Redistricting public notice

The Howard County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed new supervisor district boundaries.  The hearing will be on January 31, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the Howard County Board of Supervisors Office at the Courthouse, 137 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136.  The proposed maps are on file in the Howard County Auditor’s Office, 137 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday or you can review them on the Howard County website at www.howardcounty.iowa.gov If you have questions or comments, please call the Howard County Auditor’s Office at 563-547-9203

Online auction starting for some equipment

The Howard County Secondary Roads is auctioning miscellaneous equipment online.  Click on the Purple Wave link for more details.  Auction ends Tuesday, February 22


The 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 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, Iowa 52136


Phone number: (563) 547-9203

Fax number: (563) 547-2629

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Holiday Schedule

Howard County offices are closed on most 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

Recent Documents

Minutes & Agenda

Board of Supervisors meeting Agendas and Minutes are also vailable online for past years to 2005.

Election Notices

Howard County, Iowa Election Information and Updates.



Vital Form

Information about requesting

a certified copy of an IA birth, death or marriage record. 

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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