Most frequent questions and answers

Taylor County Courthouse
405 Jefferson Street
Bedford, IA 50833

NOTE:  Clerk of Court office holidays might differ from the courthouse holidays. 

2023 Courthouse Holidays

Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day Observed
Monday, January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 20, 2023 Presidents Day
Monday, May 29, 2023 Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Independence Day
Monday, September 4, 2023 Labor Day
Monday, October 09, 2023 Columbus Day
Friday, November 10, 2023 Veterans Day Observed
Thursday, November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24, 2023 Day After Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Christmas Eve Observed

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. 

June 24
July 8
July 22
August 5
August 19
September 2
September 16
September 30
October 14
October 28
November 11
November 23
December 9
December 22

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: treasurer@taylorcountyiowa.org.  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.

The results for the most recent elections can be found by clicking HERE.

You may apply for a passport at the Taylor County Auditor’s Office.  Information on applying for a passport is available on the Auditor’s site. 

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