This official website of Hardin County provides information about your local county government and the services we provide.

.: Quick Links

Where do I....?
Current Closed Roads & Bridges

Real Estate/GIS Website

Birth/Death/Marriage Records
Board Agenda & Minutes
Board Meeting Videos
County Boards/Commissions
Driver License
Embargoed Bridges Map
Hardin County Solid Waste
Iowa Land Records Online
Jail/Correctional Facility
Maps of Hardin County
Marriage License
Observed County Holidays

Register to Vote
Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales
Tax Payment Online
Vehicle Renewal Online


.: Forms

Absentee Ballot Request Form
Board Appointment Application
Campaign Finance Disclosure
Courthouse Grounds Use Application
Drainage Work Order 
Driver License Forms
Dust Control Application
Election Forms
Fireworks Permit Application

Geocaching Placement Permit
Motor Vehicle Forms
Property Tax Forms
Township Clerk Pay Form
Township Trustee Pay Form

.: News & Events

Resident Deer Tags
Resident deer tags will be available for sale starting on August 15, 2015. Deer licenses may be purchased at the Recorder's Office. Visit the DNR Deer Hunting page for more information on season dates and regulations.

County Offices Closed
All county offices in the Courthouse, County Office Building, Conservation Office, and Engineer's Office & Secondary Roads will be CLOSED on Monday, September 7, 2015, for Labor Day.

School Elections
School elections will be held on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. Polls will be open at noon. You may request an absentee ballot at any time from the Auditor's Office at 641-939-8109 or they are available online. Sample ballots can be viewed by clicking on the school district sample ballot links below to view a .pdf.

Eldora-New Providence
Iowa Falls

Conservation Iowa River Float and Park Tour
Hardin County Conservation invites the public to participate in the Conservation Iowa River Float and Park Tour on Saturday, September 12, 2015. This day-long tour will experience the beauty and fun that the Iowa River has to offer. Guides will lead participants through parks with information covering such topics as geology, birdwatching, historical cultural artifacts, local animals, and hikes. The day will begin and end at the Ellsworth Community College parking lot.  Particpation is FREE but registration is required. Register by contacting Jessica Lara, Conservation Board, at 641-939-8112. View Tour Agenda

Snowmobile/ATV/ORV/ORM Registration & Renewals
The Recorder's Office reminds owners that registrations and DNR User Permits for Snowmobile/ATV/ORV/ORM owners must be renewed annually and are nontransferable. Both may be aquired at the Recorder's Office starting on September 1st. They are valid for the remainder of the year plus the entire following calendar year. All Iowa registrations and user permits expire on December 31st of each calendar year. A $5.00 penalty is added to the renewal cost for an expired Iowa registration. There is no grace period.

You must have an IDNR Snowmobile User Permit for all resident and nonresident snowmobilers operating on public land, public ice, and designated snowmobile trails. The permit decal must be affixed to your machine for it to be legal.

Visit the DNR Snowmobile webpage for fees and registration rules and regulations.

Check out our Calendar of Events and visit our News section!