All County Offices will be closed

on the following legal holidays during 2022.

  • (New Year’s Day observed – Friday, December 31st)
  • Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 21st 
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th 
  • Independence Day – Monday, July 4th 
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 5th 
  • Veterans’ Day – Friday, November 11th 
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24th 
  • Friday after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 25th 
  • Christmas Day observed– Monday, December 26th 
  • New Year’s Day observed – Monday, January 2nd 
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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.