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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

TESTING

Optum Serve COVID-19 Testing Site: Operational every Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm (except for federal holidays) at the Kokomo Senior Center, located at 721 W Superior Street, Kokomo. Testing is completely free for Hoosiers. To register for an appointment, call 888-634-1116 or visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm​. Walk-ins are accepted when appointment volume is low. Please wear a face covering to your appointment. 

HOWARD COUNTY EMERGENCY RELIEF FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM

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.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

COVID-19 INFORMATION

EMERGENCY ORDINANCES OF THE HOWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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

Ordinance 2020 BCCO-14
Ordinance 2020 BCCO-13

PRESS RELEASES

May 01, 2020 - *Clarification- restaurants and bars that sell food can open at 50% capacity on May 11th.
April 16, 2020 - Commissioners extend travel advisory; permit additional curbside/delivery services for retail businesses
April 13, 2020 - Howard County making great strides in coronavirus plan

April 2, 2020 - County extends Orange Travel Advisory, recommends one cart, one shopper

PRIMARY ELECTION

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Primary Election has been moved from Tuesday, May 5th to Tuesday, June 2nd.
We are encouraging voters to vote by mail. If you would like to vote by mail, you may contact the Howard County Election Room @ 765-614-3220 to request an application. You may also go online to indianavoters.com to complete the application and mail into our office.
The Secretary of State’s office, Indiana Election Division, and the State Party Chairs are working diligently to make decisions for other areas of the Election. Please check the 2020 Primary Election page for the latest information. Contact clerk@howardcountyin.gov for questions.

Election Information - 2020 Primary

How do I check my registration status? Where do I vote? When is "early voting"? Who are the candidates? Who do I contact if I have questions?

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