SHELBY COUNTY COURT HOUSE
612 Court St., Harlan, IA 51537
All County Offices will be closed on the following legal holidays during 2023.
- New Year’s Day observed – Monday, January 2nd
- Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 20th
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 29th
- Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4th
- Labor Day – Monday, September 4th
- Veterans’ Day observed– Friday, November 10th
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23rd
- Friday after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 24th
- Christmas Day – Monday, December 25th
A Brief History
In 1851 the General Assembly of Iowa fixed the boundaries of Shelby County. The new county was named after General Isaac Shelby, who was famous for serving in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and becoming the first governor of the State of Kentucky. Early settling in Shelby County began in 1848 in Galland’s Grove. For more information about Shelby County and its courthouse, click here.