Jefferson County IA

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

Jefferson County, Iowa Overview

Jefferson county, in Iowa was established in 1839 and named for President Thomas Jefferson. The county name should not be confused with the city of Jefferson. The county’s population as of the 2010 census was 16,843. Both the county seat and largest community if Fairfield and the total area of the county is 437 square miles, all of which is land, except for one square mile of water. Neighboring counties are all in the same state and include: Keokuk county to the northwest, Washington County to the northwest, Henry to the east, Van Buren to the south, Wapello to the west. The largest zip code in the county is 52556, and it is one of 13 total zip codes.

Jefferson County Clerk Information

Clerk of District Court, Jennifer Nelson
51 W Briggs Ave., Suite 5
Fairfield IA 52556

Some of the areas of responsibility of the Clerk of District Court include:

  • Change of Name
  • Child Support
  • Civil Actions
  • Criminal Cases
  • Domestic Relations Cases
  • Domestic Abuse Cases & Juvenile Cases
  • Equity Cases
  • Law Cases
  • Mental Commitments
  • Probate
  • Small Claims
  • Traffic Tickets

Jefferson County Records

Kelly L. Spees, Recorder
Jefferson County Recorder/Registrar
Courthouse-51 W. Briggs Ste. 4
Fairfield, Iowa 52556-2820

Vital records, military service records, passports, deeds, land records, recreational vehicle titles, registration, and renewal, plats and surveys, condemnations, easements:

Steve Wemmie, Assessor
51 W Briggs Ave., Third Floor
Fairfield IA 52556

Property values, real estate searches, residential, commercial, agricultural building searches:

Terri Kness, Treasurer
Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office
P.O. Box 308
Court & Briggs – Jefferson County Courthouse
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Property Tax: 641-472-2349

Property tax can be paid:

Driver’s License: 641-472-2349
Motor Vehicle: 641-472-2340
Motor Vehicle taxes can be paid:

Iowa Department of Transportation:

Jefferson County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Jefferson 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:Jefferson County Marriage License
Location:51 West Briggs Avenue, Fairfield, Iowa, 52556

Jefferson County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 51 W Briggs Ave # 4, Fairfield, IA 52556, United States
Phone: 641-472-4331

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