Greene County IA

Lookup Public Records in Greene CountyIowa. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Greene County, Iowa Overview

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa, and as of the 2010 census, the population was 9,336. The largest community and county seat is Jefferson. Greene County was formed on January 15, 1851 and from 1854, self-governed. It was named after General Nathanael Greene, a hero in the Revolutionary War. The first settler was Truman Davis. He settled on the Raccoon River. The first courthouse was built in 1856 from wood. Previously court was held in a log cabin southeast of Jefferson. The second courthouse, of red brick, was built in 1870. The present Greene County Courthouse used today was built in 1917. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles, of which 570 square miles is land and 1.6 square miles is water. The county has six neighboring Iowa counties: Calhoun to the northwest, Webster to the northeast, Boon to the east, Dallas to the southeast, Guthrie to the south, and Carroll to the west. The county is covered by a total of 12 zip codes, the largest of which is 50129.

Greene County Clerk Information

Clerk of Court
Southeast Office on the Second Floor
114 N. Chestnut Street
Jefferson, Ia. 50129
515-386-2516

The Clerk of District Court office:

  • Manages and maintains all trial court records, including pleadings, evidence and orders.
  • Accepts and processes fines, fees and court costs owed to the state, child support checks, and civil judgments owed to litigants.
  • Maintains a record of liens on all real estate in the county.
  • Helps with involuntary hospitalization cases.
  • Has the authority to dispose of scheduled violations which are not contested and do not require a court hearing.
  • Is responsible for informing state and local government agencies of court orders.

    Greene County Records
    Adam Smith, County Assessor
    Northeast Office
    on the First Floor
    114 N. Chestnut Street
    Jefferson, IA 50129
    515-386-5660
    assessor@co.greene.ia.us

    Assessments, property records, surveys and plats, market values, appeals, maps:

    Marcia Tasler, County Recorder
    Northeast Office
    on the Second Floor
    114 N. Chestnut Street
    Jefferson, IA 50129
    515-386-5670
    recorder@co.greene.ia.us

    Deeds, assignments, tax liens, vital records, military service records, plats and surveys, vehicle registrations, tax calculator:

    Donna Lawson, County Treasurer
    Northwest Office on the Second Floor
    114 N. Chestnut Street
    Jefferson, IA 50129
    515-386-5675
    dlawson@co.greene.ia.us

    Pay property taxes online, vehicle registrations, tax schedule, potential tax credits, license plate renewals, drivers licenses:

    Greene, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200911,141
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009503
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009132
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009318
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009503
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,325
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200924
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009287
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200935
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,139
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,590
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200987
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009322
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009199
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009170
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009375
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009761
    Greene County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Greene County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title XV, Chapter 595 and Premarital Agreements – Title XV, Chapter 596
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Greene County Marriage License
    Location:114 North Chestnut Street, Jefferson, Iowa, 50129
    Phone:515-386-5670

    Greene County Recorder’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 114 N Chestnut St # 11, Jefferson, IA 50129, United States
    Phone: 515-386-5670

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