Jackson County IA

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

Jackson County, Iowa Overview

Jackson County, IA established in 1837. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,848, and the county seat and largest community is Maquoketa. The county, named for President Andrew Jackson, has a total area of 650 square miles, 636 of which is land, with the remaining 14 square miles is water. The Mississippi River flows at the eastern border, as does portions of Illinois. Jackson county has two neighboring counties in Illinois, Jo Daviess to the northeast, and Carroll to the east. Three Iowa counties are also bordering Iowa county, and they are Dubuque to the north, Clinton to the south, and Jones to the west. The county is partially home to nationally protected Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. In addition, two state protected areas are within the county lines, the Maquoketa Caves State Park and Bellevue State Park. The county uses a total of 14 zip codes, the largest of which is 52060.

Jackson County Clerk Information

Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-4946

Jackson County Records

Lee Karabin, County Assessor
Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-4935

Downloadable forms, property assessments and exemptions, market values, building descriptions and property characteristics, sales prices and construction costs:

Arlene Schauf, Recorder
Jackson County Courthouse
Room 206
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-2504

Military service records, vital records, land records, recordation fees and information, transfer tax calculator, license registration information, renewal notices, passport information:

Nancy Roling, Treasurer
Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-5640
Driver’s License Phone Number: (563) 652-2617

Pay property taxes online, motor vehicle registrations and renewals, drivers license information, manual and testing material, tax credits for seniors and disability, delinquent tax information:

Pay fines online:

Jackson, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200923,106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,553
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009184
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009266
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,726
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009114
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009351
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200911,321
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,082
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009212
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009635
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009256
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009235
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009370
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,184
Jackson County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Jackson 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:Jackson County Marriage License
Location:201 West Platt Street, Maquoketa, Iowa, 52060
Phone:319-652-2504

Jackson County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 201 W Platt St, Maquoketa, IA 52060, United States
Phone: 563-652-4946

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