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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Story County Closing Buildings to the Public on March 18th at Noon

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. noon, Story County will close buildings to the public as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This closure applies to all County buildings and facilities excluding the Justice Center in Nevada and Human Service Center in Ames, which will remain open, however, the Community Services and Veterans Affairs offices will be closed to public access.

Complete building closures include:

  • Administration Building, 900 6th Street, Nevada
  • Animal Control and Shelter, 975 W Lincoln Highway, Nevada
  • Conservation Center, 56461 180th Street, Ames
  • Engineer and Secondary Roads, Main Office at 837 N Avenue, Nevada (closure applies to all sheds throughout Story County)

All County services will remain operational and available to the public either online or via phone or email. Offices and Departments are making every effort to ensure minimal disruption to public services during this time. “We need to do all we can to protect the public and our employees in the midst of this expanding public health crisis,” Supervisor Linda Murken said. “Story County remains open to provide services, but access to our buildings and facilities will be limited following guidance by local, state, and federal officials. While our facilities may be closed to the public, Story County offices and departments are all open to serve.”

Below is a list of County Offices and Departments closed to public access. The public is encouraged to phone and/or email County Offices and Departments. We will utilize options for in-person when needed to maintain essential functions and no other options exist. Story County is also compiling a list of services accessible online and will be published on the County website at This list is continuously being updated.

  • Animal Control and Shelter (515) 382-3338
  • Attorney (515) 382-7255
  • Auditor’s Office (515) 382-7210
  • Board of Supervisors (515) 382-7200
  • Community Services (515) 663-2930
  • Conservation (515) 232-2516
  • County Assessor (515) 382-7320
  • Emergency Management (515) 382-7316
  • Engineer (515) 382-7355
  • Environmental Health (515) 382-7240
  • Facilities Management (515) 382-7400
  • Geographic Information Services (515)-382-7327
  • Recorder’s Office (515) 382-7230
  • Human Resources (515) 382-7204
  • Information Technology (515) 382-7300
  • Planning and Development (515) 382-7245
  • Sheriff’s Office (515) 382-6566
  • Administration (515) 382-6566
  • Support Services (515) 382-7473
  • Jail (515) 382-7464
  • Treasurer (515) 382-7340
  • Veterans Affairs (515) 956-2626

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