All County Offices will be closed during the following holidays in 2024:

New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1st

Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 19th 

Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th

Independence Day – Thursday, July 4th

Labor Day – Monday, September 2nd 

Veteran's Day – Monday, November 11th

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28th

Friday after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 29th 

Afternoon before Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 24th

Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25th

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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.