Courthouse Closed to the Public Due to COVID-19

Buchanan County Implements Safety Measures regarding COVID-19

Updated measures regarding COVID-19 that Buchanan County is implementing:

The welfare of our employees and residents is our top priority.  With the uncertainties associated with COVID-19 Effective March 24th all non-essential employees will not be reporting to work.  If a resident needs an essential service they can call the respective office and leave a message.  The department head will be returning calls within 48 hours.

If individuals have questions on COVID-19 please call 2-1-1 or visit Iowa Department of Public Health’s website at

We want to encourage all residents to use online payment services; mail or the drop box located in the parking lot of the courthouse for payments.  Many services provided by county departments can be done online or information is available on the county’s website regarding proper paperwork that can be completed and mailed to the appropriate office or dropped off in the drop box.  If you have questions regarding a service please telephone or e-mail the appropriate office.

County Auditor, 319-334-4109 or  If you have nomination papers for the upcoming election to turn in call the office and we will make arrangements for accepting the papers.

County Assessor, 319-334-2706 or   
County Attorney, 319-334-3710 or   
County Conservation, 319-636-2617 or  Camping, cabin, shelter reservations, register for programs and information on parks can be located at

Clerk of Court, 319-334-2196 or

County Engineer, 319-334-6031 or     
Environmental Health/Zoning Administrator, 319-334-2873 or .  All permit applications can be found on the county’s website.

County Recorder, 319-334-4259 or     
County Treasurer, 319-334-2005 (auto renewals/titles) 319-334-4340 (property tax) 319-334-7456 (driver’s license) or

Community Services, 319-334-7450 or for mental health or disability services; general assistance or veterans services and food pantry referrals.

Emergency Management Services, 319-334-6411 or      
Public Health Services, 319-332-0860 or