Due to COVID-19, the Jackson County Courthouse will be operating with adjusted hours until further notice.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Official Website for Jackson County, Iowa

Jackson County Iowa - General Assistance


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Duties and Responsibilities


Jackson County General Assistance shall be provided to residents of this county as mandated by the Code of Iowa, Section 252.25. The purpose and policy of such provisions of relief where appropriate, is to direct the applicant in removing barriers to self-sufficiency and economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or eliminate dependency.

Who Qualifies for General Assistance
Types of Assistance Available
How to Apply

Please Be Advised … Funding may not always be available due to County budget constraints.

Jackson County Rx is a prescription assistance card that is issued from the Jackson County General Assistance Director for families in need of prescription assistance. Be advised that this is not an insurance card, but an assistance card.

General Assistance Office Contact Information

Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street

Maquoketa, IA 52060

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30 - Noon Friday
*By Appointment Only
Phone Number:
(563) 652-1710

Fax Number: (563) 652-1797

General Assistance Director: Becki Chapin

 Iowa Workforce Development Satellite Office