Resource Directory
County Offices
 
Board of SupervisorsContact:    
Jennifer Smit, Auditor
206 South 2nd Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8510


The Board of Supervisors for Lyon County are elected by residents from within their district. They serve a 4 year term. Meetings are held each Monday at 9:00 a.m. in the Lyon County Courthouse.

Steve Michael (712) 472-8510
Merle Koedam (712) 472-8510
Mark Behrens (712) 472-8510
Randy Bosch (712) 472-8510
Kirk J. Peters (712) 472-8510

Conservation BoardContact:   
Craig Van Otterloo, Director
311 1st Avenue East
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-2217


Craig Van Otterloo, Director
Emily Van't Hul, Naturalist
Kyle Ciesielski, Operations Supervisor
Justin Smith, Park Ranger
Courtney Boom, Office Manager

County AssessorContact:    
Fred Christians
206 South 2nd Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8550
Fax: (712) 472-8551

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

County AttorneyContact:   
Shayne Mayer
206 South 2nd Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8545


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Lyon County Attorney is the chief legal representative for the county. The County Attorney is elected to a four-year term. Your County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for your county.

County AuditorContact:   
Jennifer Smit
206 South 2nd Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8514


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

County RecorderContact:   
Eldon Kruse
206 South 2nd Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8528
Fax: (712) 472-8523

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The duty of the Lyon County Recorder is to maintain the official records of documents affecting title to real estate in order to preserve property rights. The recorder also issues a number of permits and licenses.

County TreasurerContact:    
Richard Heidloff
206 South 2nd Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8500


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tax - (712) 472-8500
Motor Vehicle - (712) 472-8509
Drivers Licenses - (712) 472-8529

Emergency ManagementContact:   
Arden Kopischke, Coordinator
410 South Boone
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8330
Fax: (712) 472-2303

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Engineer's OfficeContact:    
Laura Sievers, County Engineer
315 First Avenue, Suite 100
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8230
Fax: (712) 472-3993

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The County Engineer's Office is responsible for the design and general road maintenance of the Secondary Road System in Lyon County. There are 245 miles of hard-surface roads, 755 miles of gravel roads and 245 bridges in the county.

Some of the services provided include:

1) Asphalt Resurfacing of Blacktop Roads
2) Road Blading and Graveling of Gravel Roads
3) Bridge Maintenance
4) Snow Removal
5) Shoulder Mowing
6) Driveway Installation
7) General Road Repairs
8) Private Water Well Testing & Plugging

We have a repair shop in each town in Lyon County where our equipment is housed. There are 27 employees in this department.

Health ServicesContact:   
Jody Folkens
315 First Avenue, Suite 208
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8200


The mission of Health Services of Lyon County is to promote the public health and well being of all residents. This is accomplished through a united commitment to assess the individual and community needs and provide information, education, and prevention services.

Lyon County Health Services is located in the Annex Building on Highway 9 in Rock Rapids.

Law EnforcementContact:   
Stewart Vander Stoep, Sheriff
410 South Boone Street
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8300


The Lyon County Sheriff's Office provides investigation, protection, and prevention of crime in Lyon County through many means including: SRT - SWAT Team, Narcotics Investigation, Jail Services, Reserve Officer Program, Canine Units, and the 911 Communication Center.

We participate in several organizations working cooperatively including: Northwest Iowa Drug Task Force, Law Enforcement Intelligence Network, and the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center.

Sheriff's Office - (712) 472-8300
Rock Rapids Police - (712) 472-2558
Civil Defense - (712) 472-8330

Lyon County Economic DevelopmentContact:    
Stephen Simons
315 1st Avenue, Suite 209
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8546
Fax: (712) 472-3993

The Lyon County Economic Development is a resource for providing assistance to business start-ups, expansions and entrepreneurs throughout Lyon County.

Mission: The mission of Lyon County Economic Development (LCED) is to help Lyon County and its communities obtain and more effectively utilize their resources to promote economic growth and enhance the overall quality of life.

Mental Health ServicesContact:   
Lisa Rockhill
315 First Avenue, Suite 200
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-8240
Fax: (712) 472-2261

The mission of Lyon County Mental Health Services is to make available comprehensive services to all eligible individuals in order that they have the opportunity to make choices that enable them to reach their highest potential level of mental and physical health and personal integration. This is accomplished through the use of community-based services, which are cost effective and uniquely coordinated.

Veterans AffairsContact:   
Wilma Miller, Administrator
201 South Story Street
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-3405
Fax: (712) 472-3095

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.