Courthouse Soft Opening - Appointments Only Due to COVID-19

Buchanan County Implements Safety Measures regarding COVID-19

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

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) still an active epidemic throughout the State, as well as, the Country, the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors will be implementing temporary safety measures in accordance with the Governor's Proclamation involving Social Distancing and Building Capacity guidelines.

The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors have decided to open the Courthouse for a transitional period, starting Monday, June 1, 2020 through Monday, June 22, 2020.  The Courthouse will remain locked and the County departments will operate by appointment only during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

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  

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