Taylor County Courthouse
405 Jefferson Street
Bedford, IA 50833
NOTE: Clerk of Court office holidays might differ from the courthouse holidays.
2022 Courthouse Holidays
New Year’s Day Monday, January 3
Presidents Day Monday, February 21
Memorial Day Monday, May 30
Independence Day Monday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 5
Veterans Day Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 25
Christmas Eve Day Friday, December 23
Monday after Christmas Monday, December 26
New Year’s Eve Friday, December 30
Assessor’s Office: 712-523-2444
Auditor’s Office: 712-523-2280
Board of Supervisors: 712-523-2060
Clerk of Court: 712-523-2095
Conservation Board: 641-344-0083
Engineer’s Office: 712-523-2167
Recorder’s Office: 712-523-2275
Sanitarian Office: 712-523-2556
Sheriff’s Office: 712-523-2153
Taylor County Public Health Agency: 712-523-3405
Treasurer’s Office: 712-523-2080
The County Engineer is located at 505 State Street in Bedford, IA.
The Taylor County Health Department is currently located at 403 Jefferson Street in Bedford, IA.
The Board of Supervisors holds regular sessions at 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon, on Monday and Thursday mornings.
There are several ways in which to register to vote. Voter registration forms are available at various locations including this website, or you may pick one up at the Auditor’s Office. You may also register to vote when you obtain a driver’s license. You may request that the Auditor’s Office mail a voter registration form to you. You must provide the information called for on the application and submit it to the Auditor’s Office.
Jurors are randomly drawn by a computer among a current voter registration list and a current motor vehicle operators list. After a juror has served one month, they are eligible to be a juror again after two years have expired.
The plat book is available in the Auditor’s Office.
There are four notaries among various offices in the courthouse. There is no charge to have your signature notarized.
Auto license plates can be renewed the month before, the month of, or the month of expiration. You can also renew online at www.iowatreasurers.org.
If you have any questions with regard to Driver’s Licenses, call the Treasurer’s Office at (712)523-2080. To renew or take written tests, visit the Treasurer’s Office on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse. If you need to perform a driving test, you should call the Treasurer’s office to schedule a time.
You may register your boat in the Recorder’s office. For a new boat, you will need manufacture’s certificate of origin and the bill of sale. For a used boat, you will need registration(and title, if applicable) signed over to you by the previous owner.
Birth certificates may be obtained by the County Recorder’s Office. Their phone number is (712)523-2275. The Recorder’s office is on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.
Property tax collections are done in the Treasurer’s Office located on the 2nd level of the courthouse. Questions call (712)523-2080 or email: email@example.com. Pay taxes online at www.iowatreasurers.org.
You may change your address where your tax statement is mailed in person in the Auditor’s Office. To do this, you must complete the Request to Change Mailing Address for Real Estate Tax Bill form (pdf) and mail it or drop it off at the Auditor’s Office.
To register to vote you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Iowa, at least 17 1/2 years old, have not been convicted of a felony (or have had your rights restored), not currently judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote”, and you must have given up your right to vote in any other place. However, you must be 18 years old in order to vote.
Yes. A voter registration form is also used to change your name or address.
The results for the most recent elections can be found by clicking HERE.