Welcome to Jefferson County, Iowa!


Current News! 

Until further notice, the Jefferson County Courthouse will be CLOSED to the public.
- Property tax/motor vehicle payments can be sent though the mail (PO Box 308), over the phone (641-472-2340/2349) or online at www.iowatreasurers.org. There is also a drop box located by the north doors that will be checked throughout each work day. We WILL honor the postmark for mail ins.
- The driving skills tests have been indefinitely postponed. We are currently contacting everyone who has a test scheduled between now and April 17th. Rescheduling will be allowed at a later date (TBD).
- Those who need Drivers License can contact the nearest IDOT state stations...Ottumwa (641-382-4855), Burlington (319-754-8767) and Iowa City (319-338-5294).
I know that there is concern with making payments to the county when there is so much uncertainty going on right now. I encourage anyone with these concerns to call the Treasurer's office and speak with me. There are different options we can explore for motor vehicle renewals and property taxes.

The Governor has issued a proclamation waiving penalty for property tax payments through April 16th, 2020.

If anyone has any questions, please call me at either number listed above or email mmyers@jeffersoncountyia.com.
Thank you,





We are excited to offer the Skip the Trip driver knowledge testing program at FMS! Passing the knowledge test is the first requirement needed for an individual to advance through the Graduated Drivers Licensing process.
The operator’s knowledge test has historically only been available at Driver’s License Service Centers or at County Driver’s License stations, but now is available at FMS through an online portal. Skip the Trip provides an opportunity to work with you so that less time is spent away from school, work, and other activities by accessing the testing requirement in a more convenient location.
There was an assembly at FMS where Mark Myers and Sheriff Gregg Morton presented this program and discussed specific laws/legislation that pertain to these new drivers. Students were given a packet (pictured) that includes:
- Iowa Drivers Manual
- Parents Supervised Driving Program Manual
- Quick Reference Guides for Instruction Permits, Minor School and Intermediate licenses
- Letter to students and parents from the Treasurer's office
- Ink pen and bracelet provided by the Iowa Donor Network

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All Iowans with current licenses or ID's, click here for information on obtaining a REAL ID before October 1st, 2020!

What is a REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver's license today than before the passage of the Act.


Are you new to the State?  Do you have a current Iowa Driver's License or ID card, but would like to get one marked REAL ID compliant?
Find out what documents you need for any of the above here!


Click below to view and/or pay your property taxes or vehicle registration online!  


Pay Property Taxes Pay Your Vehicle tags



Accepted On-Line Payment Methods-eCheck, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for Internet transactions.
You can now access the Assessor Property Information on each parcel from Step 3 of the property tax application.


 If you would like to mail your payment, please make checks out to the Jefferson County Treasurer and send them to:

Jefferson County Treasurer
PO Box 308
Fairfield, IA 52556

Jefferson County Treasurer Office Information



  • Property Tax/Motor Vehicle: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License: 8:00 - 4:15 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License Written Testing: 8:00 - 3:45 / Monday - Friday. We ask that you be here by 3:45 pm to start the test if you would like to be issued a permit following the test. We cannot guarantee the ability to take the test or be issued a credential after 3:45.
  • Drive Tests: 9:00 - 3:00 / Monday - Friday by appointment only
  • Motorcycle Skills Testing -  Seasonally by appointment only

**ATTENTION CDL HOLDERS** - Federal regulations require proof of citizenship or lawful presence to renew or upgrade your CDL. Please call our office at 641-472-2349 to determine the documents you will need to bring with you.


Holiday Closings for 2020

New Year’s Day - January 1st
Presidents Day - February 17th
Memorial Day - May 25th
Independence Day - July 4th
Labor Day - September 7th
Veterans Day - November 11th
Thanksgiving - November 26th-27th
Christmas - December 24th-25th
Contact Information

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Our Location

Jefferson County Treasurers’ Office:

Court & Briggs (one block north of the Fairfield Square)
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Mailing Address:
PO Box 308
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Handicap access is located on the South Side of the building with handicap parking on the East Side.


Mark Myers

Took Office: November 2018



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