[Jefferson County banner flag]

[Jefferson County banner flag]

Jefferson County-

Fairfield is in the geographical center of Jefferson County and is the county seat.  With over 16,000 residents, Jefferson County is split almost 50/50 between small-city and rural interests. 

Jefferson County is located in the Southeastern corner of Iowa.  

The Jefferson County Courthouse is located in downtown Fairfield...
Courthouse tower and flag  

Jefferson County Courthouse

The Jefferson County Courthouse was built in 1891.  It is a 68' x 88' structure in the Romanesque style.


Jefferson County is represented by three elected Supervisors, who serve for 4 year terms, staggered.

The Supervisors conduct the business affairs of Jefferson County, and serve on many different boards, commissions, and committees as official and ex-officio officers.

The Board of Supervisors has offices in the Jefferson County Courthouse, and can be reached by telephone at
641 472-2851


Jefferson County (Iowa) Courthouse in winter, Feb. 2004.

Auditor's office
641 472-2840

The auditor's office runs elections, keeps county budgeting and accounting records, and acts as clerk to the board of supervisors.

Recorder's office
641 472-4331

The recorder's office keeps real estate documents and certificates of birth, marriage and death, and also issues unting and boating permits and licenses.

Treasurer's office
641 472-2340

Auto Department
641 472-2349

The treasurer's office oversees county funds, collects taxes, and in Jefferson County, issues driver's licenses.

Attorney's office
641 472-9201
(117 W. Broadway)

The county attorney's office prosecutes violations of state law and provides legal advice and representation for the county.

Jefferson County Sheriff's office
641 472-4146
1200 W. Briggs

The sheriff's office is responsible for law enforcement and the county jail.

Assessor's office
641 472-2849

The accessor's office determines property values in the county.

Cerk of the District Court
641 472-3454
Jefferson County Conservation Board
Jefferson C. Park 
641 472-4421
Engineer's office
901 N. 8th St.
641 472-6528
Public Health
Nursing Service
2200 W. Jefferson
641 472-5929
Veteran's Affairs Commission -
Jefferson County Courthouse
641 472-3013
In the Lockridge area, east of Fairfield, is the First Swedish Augustana Synod, organized in 1884.  The New Sweden Lutheran congregation has services to this day. New Sweden was the first continuing Swedish settlement on American soil.  A group led by Peter Cassell settled in Lockridge Township in 1845.