Official Website for Jackson County, Iowa

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Contact Information

Beth Gerlach



Jackson County Courthouse 201 West

Platt Street Maquoketa,

IA 52060


Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


 (563) 652-5649  



(563) 652-1795



 Beth Gerlach


Title transfers received after 4:15 PM will be processed next business day

Driver's License Hours

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

(Courthouse Office)


Currently by Appointment; will accept walk-ins if time allows

There is a $10.00 convenience fee assessed to customers who do not reside in Jackson County for driver’s license issuance and renewals unless they pay property taxes in Jackson County.


1st Deputy Driver's License

Bruce Ruchotzke


Driver's License Clerk

Jennifer Schwager

1st Deputy Motor Vehicle

Rebecca Kutsch


1st Deputy Tax & Accounting

Deb Stillmunkes

Deputy County Treasurer

Heather Whitman


Deputy County Treasurer

Kayla Coakley

Duties of the County Treasurer

Pay Taxes Online

Pay Vehicle Registrations

Book your Driver’s License Appointment Online

The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management, disbursement, financial reporting, bonds and investment of all monies paid to the County and serves as agent for the State of Iowa Department of Transportation, State of Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance, and State of Iowa Department of Driver Services.

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Real Estate Division
Financial Management
Motor Vehicle Division
Collection of Property Taxes
Property Tax Payments
Notice of Delinquent Taxes
Tax Sale

The Annual Tax Sale is held the third Monday in June at 9:00 a.m. with an adjourned sale scheduled for the third Monday of each subsequent month. Any delinquency must be offered for sale at the Regular or Public Bidder Tax Sale.

Delinquent tax and/or special assessments advertised twice and remaining unsold for want of bidders, must be offered for sale at the annual Public Bidder Sale. Jackson County is required by Iowa law to purchase the delinquencies if there is no private sector bidder.


Further, once a Certificate of Purchase at Tax Sale has been issued to the County, the Treasurer has the authority to bring an ordinary suit at law for the collection of taxes.


2024 Tax Sale Terms