Frequently Asked Questions
The Iowa State Patrol offers a road report hotline at 1-800-288-1047, or dial 511 on your cell phone, or This is updated as often as possible during periods of bad weather.
The City of Jefferson does license bicycles; it is not mandatory, but highly suggested. In the event your bicycle is found, the registration number can be entered into the computer to ascertain the name of the owner. The Law Enforcement Center will, then, contact you. The fee for the license is $3. The licenses may be purchased at the LEC at 204 S. Chestnut, Jefferson. REMINDER: All bicycles need to observe the ?Rules of the Roads? such as stopping at all stop signs and yielding to vehicles on the right.
Yes. The emergency outdoor warning system is activated whenever the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Jefferson and when there are actual sightings by law enforcement personnel or other reliable sources. Four automated sirens are tested at 11 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
The Jefferson Police Dept. will provide copies of those reports for a nominal fee. The office is open 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.
Yes, please come to the Greene County Law Enforcement Center public entrance and tell the attendant what you need. Hours for general public fingerprinting are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. ? 5 p.m. There is a small charge for this service and you will need to bring all of the fingerprint cards with you.
A "Snow Emergency" means any accumulation of snow in the amount of one-half inch, or any amount in excess thereof. City ordinance prohibits any person from parking, abandoning, or leaving unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or city-owned off-street parking area during a snow emergency unless the snow has been removed or plowed from such street, alley, or parking area, and the snow has ceased to fall. A snow emergency parking ban shall continue from its inception through the duration of the snowstorm and the forty-eight hour time period after cessation of the storm (except when the streets have been fully opened.) The City ordinance will be strictly enforced. Please help us by removing vehicles from the City parking areas whenever the ordinance applies.
The Jefferson Police Dept. is located at the Greene County Law Enforcement Center (LEC), 204 S. Chestnut St., Jefferson, IA 50129. Our non-emergency phone number is (515) 386-2136. We are open 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week
You can contact the Greene County Sheriff?s Office at 515/386-2136. They are open 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.
The Magistrate?s courtroom is located on the first floor of the Greene County Courthouse. The Iowa Fifth Judicial District courtroom is located on the third floor of the Greene County Courthouse. Check with the Clerk of Court for dates and times of specific courts in session. The Clerk of Court is located on the second floor of the Greene County Courthouse. The phone number is 515-386-2516.
The Iowa Department of Transportation offers applications and testing for new and renewing driver?s licenses at the Greene County Treasurer?s Office located on the second floor of the Greene County Court House at 114 N. Chestnut Street, Jefferson. The phone number is 515/386-5675.
Traffic tickets are handled through the Clerk of Court Office. If you want to pay the ticket, and an appearance is not required, you can either mail or bring the appropriate copy of the ticket, plus the fine, to the Clerk of Court Office, Greene County Courthouse, 114 N. Chestnut St., Jefferson, IA.

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Contact Information
City Administrator
Michael Palmer
City Hall
220 N. Chestnut
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
Phone: 515/386-3111
Fax: 515/386-4671

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.