Current Events: 


COVID-19 update - Monday, November 9, 2020

  • Access to all Jones County facilities, i.e. Courthouse, Community Services, Secondary Road, Conservation, etc. are restricted to appointment only services until further notice due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Jones County.

  • For court appearances and other court related services call 319 462-4341.

  • Contact information for all departments are located on this web-site.  Generally, staff will be available to assist customers via telephone and email.

  • Masks are recommended to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Some departments may require masks before providing services by appointment.

  • The Jones County Board of Supervisors and Jones County Board of Health recommend that all citizens wear a mask or face covering to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • A secure 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 availability of all county services may change at any time as we address the safety and health concerns of 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
Driving Directions





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

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