Howard County, Indiana Founded in 1844

Extension of Local Disaster Emergency Declaration
December 31st, 2020

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

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

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 8am-5:30pm, Tuesday-Friday 12noon-5:30pm; Saturday 8am-1pm. Testing is free for Hoosiers . Clients must be at least 2 years old. A mobile clinic site will operate on Fridays (schedule found at the link below). 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.

Mobile Clinic

Optum COVID-19 Testing Site is located at 721 West Superior Street, Kokomo. Starting February 22nd, hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm. Testing is free for Hoosiers. Clients must be at least 12 months old. To register for an appointment, visit or call 888-634-1116. Walk-ins are accepted. Please wear a face covering to your appointment.

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.

More Information


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