General Assistance


220 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures

Our Team

Alyssa Paulsen
Administrative Assistant


The purpose of the Cerro Gordo County General Assistance Program is to provide aid and assistance to Cerro Gordo County residents who are determined to be needy or poor and who need immediate assistance not obtainable from any other source.

General Assistance assists people who need help with rent, utilities, and funeral services.  The assistance program is designed to provide short-term emergency type assistance to persons lacking the resources to meet basic needs for energy and shelter.  It is not intended to provide on-going or long-term aid to any individual and/or family.

If you have any questions, please call us at 641-431-3085.

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County Courthouse

220 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
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Courthouse Hours

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays
Department Hours May Vary