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

.: Quick Links

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Driver License
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Hardin County Solid Waste
HIPAA Privacy Policy
Iowa Land Records Online
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Marriage License
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Tax Payment Online
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.: 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

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, May 30, 2016, for Memorial Day.



Sanitarian Services Covered by Story County

Story County Environmental Health is currently covering the following services: soil percolation tests, septic system inspections, and collecting well water. Please contact the office at 515-382-7240 or by email at healthweb@storycounty.com with any questions.


Tax Sale on June 20, 2016, at 9:00 AM

The 2016 tax sale will be held Monday, June 20th, 2016 in the conference room of the basement level of the courthouse, and will begin promptly at 9:00 am.  All pre-registered purchasers/bidders must be checked in with the tax sale clerk to receive their bidder number from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The sale normally last about two to three hours. Registration must be completed by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  There is a $25 (nonrefundable) registration fee which must accompany the registration documents for each purchaser. Click here for registration and tax sale information.



Property Tax Credit Deadline Approaching

Hardin County Treasurer, Machel Eichmeier, would like to remind property owners’ that the Iowa Property Credit Claim is available. The following Iowa residents are eligible to file a claim for Property Tax Credit if total 2015 household income is less than $22,360 and one of the following applies:

  • 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015
  • Totally disabled and 18 years of age or older by  December 31, 2015

Deadline to file this application for Reduced Real Estate Tax must be filed with your County Treasurer’s Office by June 1, 2016.


Mobile Home Owners may be eligible to claim a reduced tax rate on Mobile Home Tax, if your 2014 household income was less than $22,360 and the following applies: 23 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015. Deadline to file this application for Reduced Mobile Home Rate must be filed with your Count Treasurer’s Office by June 1, 2016 to receive reduced rate for both semi-annual tax payments. These applications will be used to calculate the credit for the property taxes that will be payable for September 2016 and March 2017.  If you have any questions or think you may qualify please call 641-939-8230 and ask for Lisa or Machel.  


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