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

.: Quick Links

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.: 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

Available Hardin County Positions
Hardin County currently has two open positions. One position is for a full-time Assistant County Attorney and has an application deadline of February 15, 2016. IRVM has a seasonal opening for a roadside vegetation management technician. That application deadline is February 26, 2016. Follow the links for more detailed information.

Seeking Applicants for Board Vacancies
The Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the following boards:

  • Board of Condemnation: one opening for business person category and one opening for property owner category. Both are one-year terms
  • Historic Preservation: one open position for a three-year term commencing 1/1/2016 and two positions to fill unexpired terms, ending 12/31/2017.

Interested persons should download the Application for Appointment to Boards, Commissions and Committees (.pdf) and send it to the Board of Supervisors. Contact information is on the application.

Recorder's Office Mailing Address Change
As of January 1, 2016, the Recorder's Office will not longer being using a PO Box. The mailing address for the office is: Hardin County Recorder, 1215 Edgington Ave., Suite 4, Eldora, IA 50627.

Hardin County Receives Safety Award
Hardin County received an employee safety award for 2014-2015 from the Heartland Insurance Risk Pool which is an association of 11 counties that form the Risk Pool that self-insure liabilities such as property, casualty and workers compensation for public entities. Roxane Warnell, Hardin County Safety Coordinator, is pictured accepting the award from Chuck Goodman, Area Vice-President & Loss Control Representative, Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Hardin County has belonged to the Risk Pool since its conception in 1987. The award is for lowest workers compensation claims in the past year of the pool.

2016 Honor Flights Announced
Having just completed its 11th successful Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight on September 19, 2015, taking some 99 WWII and Korean War Veterans to our nation's capital to visit their memorials, the organization is announcing its trips for 2016. Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight will have two flights in 2016 - May 7th and September 17th.

Two major changes are being made. In the past, only WWII and Korean War Veterans were eligible to go. Now it will be opened to include the Vietnam War Veterans. Each flight will be an "All Veterans, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War" Flight, as Veterans will be paired in teams of either two or four Veterans, with one Veteran acting as leader. Read more...

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