Current Events: 


COVID-19 update - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

All county facilities will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice.  Staff will be on duty to provide assistance by telephone and email. Limited in-person appointments may continue to be available through all county departments, except the Treasurer's OfficeClick here for the official press release.

A drop box is located in the main lobby of the Courthouse for property tax and motor vehicle payments.

Passport Services in the Auditor's Office - suspended immediately. Call 319 462-2282 to discuss available options.

JETS Transit - beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 - medical trips only - call 319 465-6564 for more information.

Senior Dining -  congregate site meals have been suspended. Frozen meals are being delivered to Seniors - click here for more information or call 319 462-4484 for more information.

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.


Primary Election - June 2, 2020 - click here for candidate listings, absentee ballot applications, voter registration, precinct maps and office hours.


Notice of Public Hearing - FY21 County Budget & FY20 County Budget Amendment

March 31, 2020 9:15 a.m.

Remote access to the hearing will be provided - see the information on the Board's agenda for details, or call the Auditor's Office at 319-462-2282.

Click here for the County's proposed FY21 budget. A summary will be published in the Anamosa Journal & Monticello Express the week of March 15, 2020.


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:

500 W Main St
Anamosa IA 52205
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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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