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The Grundy County Historical Collections has received an opportunity to take ownership of the old Presbyterian church in Morrison.  The church had its last service February 7th 1965, before merging with the Reinbeck United Presbyterian Church.  Currently the church is owned by Henry Schick, and has been offered to the Grundy County Historical Collections Board. 

 The board is in discussion on how funds could be generated to bring the building up to code to be used as a museum building.  Ideally the church would be restored to what it was like in the 1960’s, with ADA considerations so it could be seen by the public. 

The building is in need of a lot of restoration and updates to be able to have the church open to the public.  Estimates have been gathered to have the church become a museum facility, and they are large.  Early estimates are at the $300,000.00 amount, and like everything else continuing to rise. 

The board has decided to reach out to the public to see if there is any interest in monetary assistance to the project.  Honestly the future of the project may rest in the feedback we receive from you.  If you have an interest in helping preserve the church, please send responses to the Grundy County Conservation office at 204 4th Street, Morrison Iowa, 50657. Thank you in advance.  We look forward to hearing from you.


As a result of the population changes shown by the 2020 census, the precinct boundaries in Grundy County have changed and are effective immediately.  The new precinct map may be viewed by clicking here. The supervisor districts are as follows:  Supervisor District 1 is made up of Precincts 1 and 2; Supervisor District 2 is made up of Precincts 3 and 4; Supervisor District 3 is made up of Precinct 5; Supervisor District 4 is made up of Precinct 6; and Supervisor District 5 is made up of Precinct 7. 

The Iowa Secretary of State will be sending a postcard to all registered voters in Grundy County between May 18 and 20.  This mailing will advise each voter of the location of his or her polling place for the Primary Election to be held on June 7, 2022.  Registered voters should watch for this mailing so that they may be advised if their polling location has changed.


The Primary Election will be held on June 7, 2022.  Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  The sample ballots for the Republican Party can be viewed here, and the sample ballots for the Democratic Party may be viewed here


The Grundy County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Full-Time/Part-Time Communication Operator/Jailer.  For more information CLICK HERE. Deadline is May 13, 2022 at 4PM.


Fair housing means all persons have equal opportunity to be considered for rental units, purchase of property, housing loans, and property insurance.  CLICK HERE for more information regarding the Affirmative Fair Housing Policy for Grundy County


Attention Grundy County Rural Landowners - You can now sign up for dust control service.  For more information and dust control permit CLICK HERE.  The signup deadline for this service is Friday, April 15, 2022.  A late fee of $25.00 will be assessed on permits received after April 15, 2022.


In partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC), Grundy County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, on the first-floor lobby of the Grundy County Courthouse, 706 G Avenue, Grundy Center.  This box is in addition to the retirement box that serves the same purpose located at the Grundy Center Community Building.  The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette – everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it.  “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning,” says the code.  Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.  Grundy County will then be responsible for the proper disposal of the worn flags. 

“This centrally-located drop-off, in addition to the one at the Grundy Center Community Building, provides convenience while respecting our national symbol,” said Mark Schildroth, Grundy County Board of Supervisors Chairperson.  “The county is unified in helping enable our citizens to respect our great nation while disposing of old or worn flags.” 


The Grundy County Conservation Board is accepting applications for a Seasonal Conservation Aide.  For more information including job description and application CLICK HERE.


The Grundy County Landfill and Citizen's Convenience Center is seeking a part-time/fill-in employee. For more information including job description and application CLICK HERE.


GRUNDY COUNTY WILL REQUIRE A BILL OF SALE FOR TRANSFERRING VEHICLE TITLES BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2022.  Effective January 1, 2022, the Grundy County Treasurer's Office will require customers to provide a Bill of Sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties.  A Bill of Sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.  The Iowa State County Treasurer Association (ISCTA) in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State's Road Use Tax fund.  The Bill of Sale should include the seller's name, make of the vehicle, year of the vehicle, vehicle identification number (VIN), buyer's name, date of sale, purchase price and signature of seller and buyer.  Get an example of a Bill of Sale by CLICKING HERE.


NOTICE - THE DRIVER'S LICENSE OFFICE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Please call 319-824-1212, extension 1, to make an appointment.


For up to date info on the paving project of part of Grundy Road, which is on the Black Hawk\Grundy County line.  Click on the following link:  https://www.blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov/759/Grundy-Road-Improvements


On Grundy County's Beacon Site you can now apply for new Homestead, Military and/or Business Property Tax Credits.  Just search for your parcel, then scroll toward the bottom of the information on your parcel and you will see the three credits listed there.  Click on the credit you need to complete.  The form will open up on another tab and will auto fill for you with the information needed for your property.  Read through the whole form and complete the areas that still need to be completed and then sign your name by using your mouse.  Click Save in the upper left-hand corner.  If there are fields needing to be completed, a message box will appear on which field(s) and a red message will appear by the field(s).  When the form is successfully completed, another screen will appear.  Put in your email address if you wish to receive a copy for yourself  or you can print it a copy from that screen, then click the Submit Application button.  That is it.  CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE GRUNDY COUNTY'S BEACON PAGE.  If you have questions please contact the Assessor's Office at 319-824-6216.


Report a Crime by email to the Sheriff's Office. 

If you want to report a Crime, Wrongful Activity or Important Information for the Sheriff's Office you can email them at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This email will be sent to a person that is on duty and can act upon the information.  But for all emergencies call 911.


The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency is announcing that the Alert Iowa Emergency Notification System is ready for the public to sign up.  This Emergency Notification System is crucial in times of Emergency when there is a mass amount of people that are possibly affected.  the Grundy County Emergency Management will be able to put out Alerts by Cell Phones, Landline Phones, Text Message, Automated Voice Message and Email.  For the Public to sign up please  CLICK HERE   to go to the web page to fill in your information.  All residents are asked to sign up.  Please help family and friends who may not have computer access.  For the full press release please  CLICK HERE.