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.
County Courthouse offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day. Some offices may be closed Monday, July 3rd, please call ahead.
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.