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
HIPAA Privacy Policy
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 
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

Sanitarian Services
Homeowners needing information regarding the licensing and inspection of septic system construction in Hardin County should contact Amanda Winters at 641-373-0804 or sanitarian@hardincountyia.gov.

K-9 Fundraising Event
Union Auto Ford Motor and the Hardin County Sheriff's Office are holding a K-9 fundraising event on Friday, July 22, from 2-7 pm at the southwest corner of the Hardin County Courthouse in Eldora. For every eligible test drive of a Ford vehicle, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. No purchase required and you must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver's license to drive. There will be baked good and drinks available for a goodwill donation. All proceeds will to the K-9 Unit.

Co Hwy S56 Bridge Closed
Hardin County Secondary Roads announces that the Co Hwy S56 Bridge south of Steamboat Rock, over Elk Creek, is CLOSED. A bridge replacement project is estimated to last for approximately 4 months. An official detour is posted. All road and bridge closures can be found here.

Sheriff Sales
Sheriff sales are held at the Law Enforcement Center in Eldora. Please visit the Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales page for a complete listing of upcoming sales, dates, and property information.

Board of Supervisor Meetings
Official Board meeting are held every Wednesday morning at 10:00am at the Hardin County Courthouse in the basement conference room. The meetings are open to the public. To be placed on the Board's weekly agenda, contact Nancy Lauver, Board Secretary, at 641-939-8109 by Tuesday morning at 10:00am. Minutes of the Board meetings are available for public viewing online by clicking the links below, in the County Auditor's office in the Courthouse, and are published weekly in the following newspapers:

  • Eldora Herald Index
  • Iowa Falls Times Citizen
  • Ackley World Journal

Board meetings are also recorded and available on the official Hardin County Iowa YouTube Channel.


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