Official Cedar County, Iowa website, the main site for all things related to County Government in Cedar County, Iowa. Courthouse located at 400 Cedar Street, Tipton, Iowa.



Welcome to Cedar County, Iowa  

Thank you for visiting the Official Cedar County, Iowa government website.  This website is primarily, the main site for all things related to County Government in Cedar County. Click here for a Welcome from our Board of Supervisors.

Cedar County Courthouse in Tipton, Iowa

Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772

Courthouse Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Driver License Hours
8:30am to 3:30pm
Driver License Testing - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Drive Test - Tuesday by Appointment

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Current Events:

All Cedar County Campgrounds will reopen beginning May 8th.

Camping will be available to anyone who is able and willing to meet the following requirements:

 - Only self-contained camper units, no tents, or campers without on board restroom facilities are allowed at this time.

- All modern restrooms, pit toilets, shower buildings and playgrounds remain CLOSED

- Visitors will not be allowed in the campgrounds, only those occupying the campsites

- Campfires at the individual campsites will be limited to campers occupying those campsites

- Campsite occupancy must at all times be less than ten (10) people per campsite

- Campers are expected to maintain proper social distancing of 6 feet at all times

- Campers must be able to PROVIDE THEIR OWN WATER as sites will not have access

- Communal picnic tables and grills are open for use at your own risk

-  Boat ramps will continue to be open

 Cedar County Conservation is preparing to provide additional accommodation to campers as the State of Iowa removes the remaining restrictions that have been put in place. In limited situations some Cedar County Conservations services may not be ready when the State of Iowa allows them to resume.

Please monitor State of Iowa camping restrictions,, and the for additional updates. You can also call our office at 563-886-6930.

 All campers are advised to follow the current public health recommendations.


If your vehicle registration is expired or expiring you do not need to renew during this emergency, which currently extends to May 27 in Iowa. However, you can renew your vehicle registration online or by mail. If you purchased a vehicle, you will not need to obtain the title and registration within 30 days. If you purchased your vehicle from a dealer, you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. Additionally, the March 31 property tax deadline has been extended through May 27, 2020. You may pay your property taxes through this date with no penalty.
For assistance with vehicle registration or property taxes, you may contact the Treasurerís Office at 563-886-2557.


 Absentee Voting will be provided at 501 Lynn Street until June 1st
Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday to Friday and on Saturday, May 30th from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Please call the office, 563-886-3168, if you have any questions.


               UPDATED INFORMATION  ON THE COURTHOUSE AND                    TRANSFER STATION                  



                                        March 17, 2020 (UPDATED ON 3/24/2020)

 Out of an abundance of caution and in response to COVID-19 and public health concerns, all Cedar County offices listed below are closed to the public, except for the Clerk of Court. Employees will still be reporting to work, but public contact is being limited to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is our intent to continue essential public services. If you have questions, you may contact the corresponding offices during regular working hours. Please note that this list is subject to change at any time, without notice.

NOTE: The Treasurerís Office has a drop box for driver's license and property taxes. This is located directly inside the south east entrance door, due to weather. The drop box is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Upon entering the Courthouse you will be subject to a temperature screening.

Assessorís Office: 563.886.6413 (Appointments required, emails and voicemail will be checked throughout the day)

Attorneyís Office: 563.886.6646 (Appointment only, on a case by case basis)

Auditorís Office: 563.886.3168 (Appointments required, if essential services are needed)

Case Management/Community Services: 563.886.1726 (Call the office to discuss your situation) 

Clerk of Court: 563.886.2101 (Open)

Adult Probation Officer: 563.886.3449 (Call the office, no face to face appointments)

Engineerís Office: 563.886.6102 (Suspended in-person services, permits and policies are available on the website)

Environmental Health and Zoning: 563.886.2248 (Appointments are required, if essential services are required)

GIS: 563.331.9022 (Appointments are available, if essential services needed)

Public Health: 563.886.2226 (Available by phone only)

Recorderís Office: 563.886.2230 (Appointments required, if essential services are needed)

Treasurerís Office, including Drivers License: 563.886.2557 (No appointments available. Please transact business via US Postal Mail or through Internet payment options.)

Veteranís Affairs: 563.886.2170 (Appointments required, on a case by case basis)


Emergency Management Agency: 563.886.3355 (Open by appointments)

Conservation: 563.886.6930 (Appointments are available, we are not accepting park shelter reservations)

Sheriffís Office: 563.886.2121 (Front office closed, civil papers accepted via email or mail. Visitation and outside services are cancelled. Other essential services may be provided, call for direction/appointment)


Citizens are also encouraged to conduct business via email, mail, fax, or online when possible. Please visit to locate contact information for County offices.

Please stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.


For informaiton regarding the Coronavirus, please see the links below:




You may also contact the Public Health Department with any questions, 563-886-2226


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