**Jones County Emergency Management Update September 3, 2020**
After my last FEMA IA post, more information has come in concerning possible major and destroyed damages. I spoke with Homeland Security yesterday and again this morning and they will allow us to submit more documentation to hopefully meet the criteria.
As a reminder, this is for HOMES only. If your home meets either of the following categories I will need your address, any photos you have of the damages, along with a statement from you stating you either do not have insurance or in what way/dollar amount you are under insured.
Major- Structural failure of walls, roof, foundation that is repairable, damages to windows, doors, exterior walls.
Destroyed- Complete failure of 2 or more major structural components such as collapse of basement walls, foundation, walls, roof, or your home has been condemned.
Email the above information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail/drop off at the Courthouse:
Jones County EMA
500 W Main St
Anamosa, Iowa 52205
Also, we will be going out again conducting more assessments but are also asking for your help in spreading the word.
Want to vote from home this fall? Click here to get an absentee ballot request form. Ballots will be mailed beginning October 5th to voters who have a completed request form on file. October 24th is the last day absentee ballots can be mailed. In-person absentee voting will be offered at the Courthouse beginning October 5th through November 2nd. The polls WILL be open on election day, November 3rd for those who wish to vote in person at the polls. Click here for more election related information.
COVID-19 update - Monday, June 29, 2020 - Phase II Re-Opening
Appointments are still required for drivers license services, motor vehicle services (i.e. titles, plates, registrations), and property tax services. Call the Treasurer's Office at 319 462-3559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
All OTHER offices at the Courthouse are now open for walk-in traffic, subject to health screening measures at the west (handicapped) entrance, and space limitations within the individual offices, and lobby areas.
Masks are recommended, but generally not required for most services.
A DROP BOX is located in the courthouse parking lot near the brick garage. It is emptied several times each day by authorized personnel and is under 24/7 video surveillance. Citizens may use the drop box for documents, license plates, and payments. The drop box is a secure receptacle for voted ballots to be placed in during active elections.
Passport Services - call 319 462-2282 to discuss available options as processing services at the National Passport Processing Centers are significantly delayed. Click here for for more information.
JETS Transit - most services are now available - call 319 465-6564 for more information.
Senior Dining - congregate site meals remain suspended. Frozen meals are being delivered to Seniors - click here for more information or call 319 462-4484 for more information.
All other county facility locations - contact the respective office/facility to determine any health safety access limitations that may still be in place.
The availability of all county services may change at any time as we address the safety and health concerns of our our customers and our employees.
Iowa Department of Public Health News Release: Certificate Exchange
Newborn birth certificates issued from May 1993 to October 2009 after the birth of a child in Iowa as a wallet sized card may be exchanged for a standard sized certificate. Please read the News Release for more information or call the Jones County Recorder at 319-462-2477, as we may be able to facilitate the exchange locally in our office.
Alert Iowa is live in Jones County! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert can be sent to the phone number(s) you provide by voice and/or text and you can also register your email. If you know of someone that does not have access to the internet, please aid them in signing up. This is a free service provided by the State of Iowa. Click here to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Brenda Leonard, Jones County Emergency Management, at 319-480-0617
Veterans Designation on Drivers' License or NonOperator ID
Iowa veterans can now add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards. PLEASE NOTE, this designation can only be added when the license or identification card is being renewed, or, if you are being issued for the first time. (For example, if you are moving in from out of state.) A link to the required form can be found by clicking here. Your County's Veterans Affairs office will need to complete part of that form before the designation can be added to your drivers license or identification card. The Jones County Veteran Affairs Office can be reached by calling (319) 462-5311 and the Jones County Treasurers Office can be reached at (319) 462-3550.
The Iowa Department of Human Services Office in Jones County is open by appointment only. Click here for more information.
Title VI Non-Discrimination - Policy Statement
Citizen Boards and Commissions. Click here for more information.
Jones County Courthouse Information:
Jones County Courthouse:
500 W Main St
Anamosa IA 52205
Jones County is located in east central Iowa. The county seat is Anamosa. Jones County is within a 30-40 minute drive to the Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Iowa City, Davenport, Waterloo, and Clinton areas. Major highways include U.S. 151 and 64 along with Highways 38, 136, and 1