Jefferson County, located in southeastern Iowa, has a population of 17,325. It is governed by a Board of Supervisors.
The County Seat is Fairfield, Iowa.
Click on About Supervisors to learn about the County Board of Supervisors.
Click on Questions? to find the County Services you need.
Click on the menu-item "Department List" to learn more about each County Service.
Notice: The Board of Supervisors is seeking applications for the position of County Engineer. Prospective applicants can see a detailed job description here as a PDF. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Dee Sandquist, 51 W. Briggs Ave, Fairfield, IA 52556.
Holiday Hours County Courthouse offices:
Monday, May 31st, Memorial Day: Closed
Click here for Max Levy Resoluton: Fiscal Year 2022 Max Levy Resolution
Click here for Notice: Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Budget
Click here for List: Nuisance Property Cleanup List 9-28-20
Click on the photo to see more images of this historic Courthouse exterior and interior.
County governments are the quiet, consistent providers of essential services.
Structurally, the county governments continue to serve as the regional government for Iowa. They also perform many state administrative functions such as the issuance of licenses and permits.
Also, they provide public services of a purely local nature such as roads and bridges, property ordinances, provision of health and indigent care, and maintenance of the county jail. Counties also cooperate among themselves to provide enhanced services to their citizens.
Jefferson County Veteran's Monument on the Courthouse lawn - see more here.