If you need to visit the offices of the Recorder or Treasurer in-person, you must schedule an appointment by clicking on the "Schedule an Appointment" tab in red below. Details for making an appointment are listed below.

Administration Building

900 6th Street, Nevada
In-person services have resumed.

If you need to visit the offices of the Recorder or Treasurer in-person, you must schedule an appointment by clicking on the "Schedule an Appointment" tab. Please note we recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari as internet browsers for scheduling an appointment.

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Secondary Roads/County Engineer's Office

837 N Avenue, Nevada
In-person services have resumed

Justice Center

1315 South B Avenue, Nevada
In-person services have resumed

Human Services Center

126 South Kellogg, Ames
Services available at the Human Services Center in Ames continue to be available by phone, email, and appointment as public access to that building remain limited.

Animal Shelter

975 West Lincoln Highway, Nevada
We continue to do adoptions on approved application with appointment, and encourage people to call the Animal Shelter at 515-382-3338 with any and all questions.

Story County Conservation

56461 180th Street, Ames
The Conservation Center at McFarland Park is closed but all County parks are open to the public. Use of the Story County Conservation Center and indoor programming is following an approach adopted by the Story County Conservation Board. Staff are available by phone or email to provide information and assistance.

Contact information for all Story County Elected Offices and Departments is available at the right.  Many County services can be conducted online or remotely through email, mail, use of drop boxes, or over the phone.

Story County encourages conducting business with the County remotely whenever possible.

Offices and Departments

Animal Control & Shelter (515) 382-3338
Assessor & Property Values (515) 382-7320
Auditor & Elections (515) 382-7210
Real estate and property records, financial audits, voter registration and elections
Board of Supervisors (515) 382-7200
Legislative body, budget and administration oversight
Community Services (515) 663-2930
General Assistance, Mental Health and Disability Services
Conservation & Parks (515) 232-2516
County Attorney (515) 382-7255
Emergency Management Agency (515) 382-7316
Engineer & Secondary Roads (515) 382-7355
Environmental Health (515) 382-7240
Septic systems, wells and water testing, nuisance complaints, pools, and tattoos
Facilities Management (515) 382-7400
Geographic Information Services (515) 382-7327
Human Resources (515) 382-7204
Planning & Development (515) 382-7245
Zoning Ordinances, building permits, subdivision applications, and land use/development inquires
Public Health (515) 239-6730 or (800) 529-4610
Recorder & Vital Records (515) 382-7230
Repository for public records like land transactions and titles, marriage licenses and death certificates
Sheriff’s Office Administration (515) 382-6566 – Support Services (515) 382-7473 – Jail (515) 382-7464
Treasurer (515) 382-7340
Motor vehicle transactions and property tax collection
Veterans Affairs (515) 956-2626

Story County's top priority remains the safety of employees and the public.  

The County will continue to evaluate operations and adjust services and safety measures as needed.

Covid Vaccine Update 2-1

COVID Vaccine Status Update from Story County Public Health

Week of March 1, 2021

Story County Public Health has been allocated 1,270 doses for the week of March 1. Of these, approximately 200 doses will be used by Story County Public Health for the Tier 1 group (school staff, first responders) and rest of the allocation will be distributed to McFarland Clinic, Story County Medical Center, NESCO Family Medicine Clinic, UnityPoint Huxley, and Primary Health Care for people 65 and older. Iowa State University will also receive some to begin vaccinating campus daycare providers, who are covered under Tier 1. Some pharmacies will be receiving vaccine from state and federal sources. Please refer to the listings on Story County Public Health's vaccination updates page for more information about these organizations’ vaccine plans.

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