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

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.: Forms

Absentee Ballot Request Form
Board Appointment Application
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Courthouse Grounds Use Application
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Dust Control Application
Election Forms
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Township Clerk Pay Form
Township Trustee Pay Form

.: News & Events

County Offices Closed
Hardin County offices in the Courthouse, County Office Building, Conservation, and Engineer's Office will be CLOSED on Monday May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day.

Tax Sale on Monday, June 15th
Treasurer Machel Eichmeier announces that the 2015 Tax Sale will be on Monday, June 15, 2015, at 9:00 am in the Courthouse in Eldora. Interested persons wanting to attend the tax sale, you will have to preregister by Tuesday, June 9th. The full tax packet of information, registration form, and federal W-9 form can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. A $25 non-refundable registration fee is required. Delinquent notices were mailed on May 1st on any unpaid tax properties. The complete Tax Sale listing will be published on June 5, 2015, in the Hardin County Index. Any questions about the tax sale should be directed to Machel Eichmeier, Treasurer, at 641-939-8230.

Avian Influenza Information
The Avian Influenza incident has been spreading rapidly across the state of Iowa. Governor Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday, May 1, 2015. The Emergency Management Coordinator, Roxane Warnell, reports that the CDC states there is very low risk to humans from this virus and the USDA has stated there is no concern with food products at this time. This link contains up-to-day avian influenza information for Iowa: Iowa Avian Flu Information

All bird owners, whether commercial producers or backyard flock owners, should continue to practice good biosecurity, prevent contact between their birds and wild birds, and report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to state/federal officials, either through their state veterinarian at 515-281-5321 or through USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593. Concerned residents, both within and outside the areas affected by avian influenza, are encouraged to use the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985 if they have questions. The Iowa Concern Hotline is available 24 hours a day. All calls are free and confidential, and the operators are willing to assist wherever possible. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach operates the hotline and is partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Health, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and Egg Industry Council to provide up-to-date information to Iowans about the disease. Residents are encouraged to contact Roxane Warnell at 641-939-8132 or rwarnell@hardincountyia.gov if they have particular concerns or need additional information.

City/School Board Election Candidate Seminars
Are you contemplating running for city office or your local school board? The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board will be hosting a series of finance seminars around the state in July. The purpose of the seminars is to help individuals understand Iowa's campaign finance laws, as well as the Ethics Board's web reporting system for campaign disclosure reports. The seminars are free and anyone may attend. Click here for seminar dates/times and registration instructions.

Hardin County Fair Booster Packs Available
The 2015 Hardin County Fair Booster Packs are here!  There are 4 different Booster levels to choose from. This is a great way to support the Hardin County Fair,  save some money on event tickets, and have a tax deduction. Please contact a fair board member with any questions or to purchase a booster pack or call the fair office at 641-858-3901.  Thank you to all current Fair Boosters and future Boosters! Click to view 2015 Fair Booster Packs (.pdf)

2015 Noxious Weed Resolution
The Board of Supervisors passed the 2015 Weed Resolution (.pdf) at their regular public meeting on March 18, 2015. This resolution lists the primary and secondary noxious weeds in Hardin County lays out the responsibility of land owners in controlling this weeks on their property. Failure to do so can lead to the county covering this work at the owner's expense.

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