Welcome to the Jefferson County, Iowa Website!


Current News!

Job Description for Universal Clerk Position, Click Here.  Now taking applications for one full time and one part time position until August 3rd, at 4:30pm. Please indicate which position you are interested in. 

You may email them to mmyers@jeffersoncountyia.com.

Does your license fly???

All Iowans with current licenses or ID's, click here for information on obtaining a REAL ID before October of 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.


Click HERE to download the 2017 Elderly or Disabled Property Tax Credit form.


Are you or your newly licensed driver interested in a Moped License?  Click here for Moped Instructors throughout the state of Iowa.  (Only for 14-16 year olds).



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
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!

Jefferson County Treasurer Office Information

  • Office Hours: 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 there by 3:45 pm to start the test if you would like to be issued a permit following the test).  Any testing after this and we cannot guarantee finishing the test or being issued a credential.
  • Car Drives: 8:15 - 3:00 / Monday - Friday by appointment only
  • Motorcycle Skills Testing - By Appointment/Seasonally


Holiday Closings for 2018

Christmas - December 25th, 2017
New Year’s Day - January 1st, 2018
President's Day - February 19th, 2018
Memorial Day - May 28th, 2018
Independence Day - July 4th, 2018
Labor Day - September 3rd, 2018
Veteran’s Day - November 12th, 2018
Thanksgiving - November 22nd - 23rd, 2018
Christmas - December 25th, 2018
New Year's Day - January 1st, 2019
Contact Information
  • Property Tax Phone: 641-472-2349
  • Motor Vehicle: 641-472-2340
  • Driver License: 641-472-2349
  • Fax: 641-469-4562
  • General Email: treasurer@jeffersoncountyia.com
  • Email to the Treasurer: tkness@jeffersoncountyia.com
  • Office Staff:
    • Motor Vehicle Deputy - Mark 
    • Motor Vehicle Deputy - Lindsay
    • Driver’s License Clerk - Stacy
    • Tax Deputy - Amanda 
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.



Terri Kness

Took Office: January 2011



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