Resources and Online Services

Online services and resources are continually being added to this site. Please check back for more information or click on the office/department to visit that webpage.

COVID Recovery Iowa - Free Virtual Counseling and Assistance

State of Iowa has received nearly $1 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer free counseling to any Iowan who has been affected, in any way, by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program, called COVID Recovery Iowa, is available at

The providers are:
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, Inc.
Heartland Family Service
Pathway Behavioral Health
Iowa State University Extension
University of Iowa, Center for Disabilities and Development

Online County Services

Animal Control and Shelter
AssessorCredits and Exemption Forms
Board of Review (Appealing Your Assessment)
Attorney Fines Recovery

Property Records
Transfer books and other scanned records
Mailing address change for property/tax records
Tax Levies
Budget Information
Financial Audits
Board Minutes
Fireworks Display Application
Iowa Retail Permit Application for Cigarettes/Tobacco/Nicotine/Vapor

Board of Supervisors
Community ServicesGeneral Assistance Application Form
Application for MH/DD Services (available for print only)
Emergency Management
Engineer and Secondary Roads

Adopt-A-Highway Application (PDF)
Driveway / Field Entrance Permit (PDF)|
Dust Control Permit (PDF)
Route Approval (PDF)
Trip Permit - Annual Oversize (PDF)
Trip Permit - Annual Oversize Overweight (PDF)
Trip Permit - Round Trip (PDF)
Trip Permit - Single (PDF)
Use of Right of Way Permit (PDF)
Utility Permit (PDF)

Environmental Health

Well permit application
Well plugging form
Well rehab form
Well plugging/rehab claim form
Septic permit application
Payment Options

Facilities Management
Human Resources
Information Technology
Planning and DevelopmentDevelopment Review Processes
Permit Applications and Forms
Recorder’s Office

For real estate recordings:
Certified copies of birth, death, marriage: or call (866) 809-0290
Hunting/Fishing Licenses:
Applications and Forms
Sheriff’s Office
Veterans AffairsForms and Applications

Community Resources and Assistance

Iowa Workforce Development COVID-19 Unemployment Information and Resources

Iowa State University Extension COVID-19 Resources

United Way of Story County 

Child Care Resources 
      Child Care Services Flier
      Providing Child Care for Essential Personnel

Ames Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources 

FEMA and SBA Assistance 

YSS Student Employment and Resources 
Student Employment Newsletter

Local Medical Resources 

Residents are encouraged to rely on medical information provided by experts at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa Department of Public Health, ISU’s Thielen Health Center, local physician groups, and other state and federal health organizations:

Iowa Department of Public Health:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

ISU’s Thielen Student Health Center:

Mary Greeley Medical Center:

McFarland Clinic:

Story County Medical Center: