Photo: Curtis Yelland House, ca. 1910, 37 River Heights Drive, Mason City, IA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Photographed by user:Dan Breyfogle (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed June, 2015.
Cerro Gordo County administrative offices are located at 220 North Washington Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401; phone: 641-421-3075.
Organized in 1855, Cerro Gordo County  is governed by a three-member board, each board member elected by citizens in one of the three districts. Board members serve overlapping four-year terms, with elections held every two years. The Board is the legislative body of the County, which annually adopts a budget and establishes tax rates to support County programs.