IMPORTANT NEWS:  The office will be closed until further notice effective March 19th, 2020

The Greene County Board of Supervisors is closing all county buildings to the public effective 4:30 PM on March 18, 2020. This includes the courthouse, ambulance shed, law enforcement center and maintenance buildings. County buildings will remain closed until further notice. County staff will still be available via phone and email to assist members of the public. See the list of office contact information at the bottom of this page. The Iowa Department of Public Health has now confirmed the existence of substantial community spread of Covid-19 in the State of Iowa.


Property taxes:  we encourage everyone to mail in there tax payments however if you would like to drop them off there is a drop box located on the east of the building.  If you would like a receipt please include a note instructing us on where to send the receipt.  At this time property taxes are still due by April 1st.  If the Governor issues an extension I will update you here immediately.


Vehicle Registration:  again we encourage you to mail in your vehicle registration but if you would like to use the drop box on the east side of the building we welcome that as well.  Please note this message from the Governor in regards to penalty's on late registrations:  If your vehicle registration expired Jan. 17, 2020 or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended. If you are purchasing or transferring a vehicle, you will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.


Driver's License:  the driver's license office will be closed until the building is open again to the public.  Please refer to this message issued by the Governor:  If you have a VALID driver’s license that has an expiration date of Jan. 17, 2020 or later you do not have to renew your license at this time. It will remain valid for driving purposes until the declared disaster has ended.


If you have any questions or concern's please call the office at 515-386-5675 or email me directly at




 Katlynn Mechaelsen


Phone: 515-386-5675 or 515-386-5676






Greene County Courthouse

114 N Chestnut

Jefferson, IA 50129


Population - Ranking

9,046 - 82nd

Welcome to Greene County.  Our Mission is to perform the duties and responsibilities of the County Treasurer as stated in the Iowa Code by delivering accurate quality service through our Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License, and Tax Departments in an efficient and courteous manner.  We are accountable to manage the financial assests of Greene County in a prudent and responsible manner.  We hope  you find our website useful and informational.  Thank you.

 Katlynn Mechaelsen

Greene County Treasurer




Office Hours:


  • Motor Vehicle & Property Taxes
    • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Driver’s License
    • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30  1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
      • Written Tests: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
      • You must arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. to ensure time to complete the test.
      • Drive Tests: Tuesdays & Wednesday 8:00 a.m -12:30 p.m. SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

**ATTENTION CDL HOLDERS** - Federal regulations requires you to bring proof of citizenship or lawful presence to renew or upgrade your CDL. Please call our office at 515-386-5675 to determine the documents you will need to bring with you


Property Taxes

Did you know you can make partial payments on your property taxes?  Partial payments are accepted for current or delinquent real estate or mobile home taxes. The amount of the partial payment must be greater than the late interest and costs due. Partial payments cannot be accepted for special assessments or tax sale redemption payments. You may make partial payments online, mailing it to your County Treasurer or stopping in to the office during regular hours.  Partial payments are an excellent way to make sure you taxes are paid on time while operating on a budget.


Greene County Assessor Property Search



Click Here for your 2018 Rent Reimbursement Form  

Motor Vehicle FAQ's

Driver's License

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Greene County Schools and are offering 'Skip the Trip.' This program will allow students to take the driver knowledge test required to obtain a driver's instruction permit.  This will save the you time by reducing multiple trips to the courthouse if the student does note pass on his/her first try.  This will also will keep the students from missing hours of school.  The student will still need to come to the courthouse with their parent or legal guardian to be issued an instruction permit.  However, there is a parent affidavit that can be used in substitution of a parents presence.   To prepare for a successful knowledge test, students should study the Iowa Driver's Manual and online practice test, both available at: 
















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