Howard County, Indiana Founded in 1844

Welcome to Howard County

We are a friendly, thriving community with robust business and agriculture sectors. Founded in 1844, our community has grown to be a powerhouse of major corporations such as Chrysler, Haynes International and Delphi alongside an incredible array of friendly small businesses owned and operated with Midwest hospitality. We are at the heart of Central Indiana and a short drive puts you in some of the premier cities in the country, such as Indianapolis and Chicago.

Our quality of life is unmatched. From incredible healthcare providers to our strong schools and colleges, our trail system, our farmers market and abundant festivals to name just a few. It is easy to understand why families choose to make Howard County a place to call home! Our culture and values reflect the charm you would expect from a vibrant Midwest community. Welcome to Howard County!

Important Notices


Drainage Board Meetings

As of 7/20/2021, Drainage Board meetings have been moved from 5:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ENGIE Town Hall Meeting Audio
Posting of the following materials from the Engie town hall meeting is for informational purposes only and for the purpose of providing a resource for Howard County citizens who may be interested in the topics covered or were not able to attend due to COVID concerns. Posting of these materials should not be construed as an endorsement of Engie or the content of the materials posted.

Meeting Audio

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Howard County, in cooperation with Greentown, Kokomo, and Russiaville have prepared an update to the 2014 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) to address the risk and vulnerability of communities in the county which may be affected by known natural, technological, and political hazards.

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires communities to update their MHMP every five years in order to be eligible for any future mitigation funding through the State Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The intent of the MHMP is to plan for a disaster before it occurs in order to reduce the physical, social and economic impact of that disaster. Topics covered in the update include: an overview of the planning requirements; a summary of the risk assessment and vulnerability analysis; and proposed mitigation projects for prevention, property protection, natural resource protection, emergency services, structural control projects, and public information.

Comments will be accepted through Friday, April 1, 2021. Please submit comments to Greg Sheline at 765.456.2330 or

View MHMP Information

Howard County Citizen Alert

Howard County Alerts Media Release

COVID-19 / Coronavirus


Howard County's COVID-19 Community Testing Site is located at 620 N Bell Street, Kokomo. Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday 9am-12pm, 12:45-5:30pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-12pm, 12:45-4pm. Testing is free for Hoosiers . Clients must be at least 2 years old.  To register for an appointment, visit  Please allow ample time to complete your appointment. Please wear a face covering to your appointment.​ Clients must check in upon arrival and will be advised as to when they may enter to receive their test.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

If you interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit or call 2-1-1 to check current eligibility groups and for information on how to schedule an appointment with a local vaccine provider.


The response to the Howard County Forgivable Loan program has been tremendous. At this time, we have reached our funding limit and are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest in this program.




Ordinance 2020 BCCO-17
Ordinance 2020 BCCO-16
Ordinance 2020 BCCO-15

Ordinance 2020 BCCO-14