News & Announcements


2023 Residential Assessment Notices

The 2023 residential property reappraisal has been completed. Assessment notices are being mailed to property owners on Friday, Feb. 17th.Posted: 2/17/2023



Update: Decatur County Reappraisal Project

Review Appraisers Zach Leisinger, Reed Kinne, Ryan Brunssen & Jordan Harrington with Vanguard Appraisals are working in Decatur County. Property owners are asked to cooperate by allowing a complete inspection of their property.Posted: 4/29/2022

Reprecincting Decatur County

Every county in Iowa must review its precinct boundaries after a federal decennial census, according to Iowa law. The ordinance adopted by the Decatur County Supervisors reduces the number of precincts in Decatur County from seven to four. It is expected these changes will address some critical issues.Posted: 12/30/2021

Passport News: Updated Info on Service Times

Routine: Now 8 to 11 weeks. Expedited (costs add'l $60): 5 to 7 weeks.Posted: 11/2/2021

Decatur County Launches TextMyGov Messaging Service

On October 14, Decatur County will launch the TextMyGov 24/7 mobile phone messaging service for citizens to receive quick responses to frequently asked questions, immediate links to information and the ability to report issues/concerns.Posted: 10/13/2021

11/2/2021 City/School Election News: Sample Ballots Now Available to View

A sample of every ballot style for the upcoming City/School Election is now available to view on this site.Posted: 9/30/2021

Voter Registration News: Mailers from Iowa Secretary of State

Every autumn, to coincide with National Voter Registration Day, the Secretary of State's Office issues a mailer to Iowans who may be eligible to register to vote but don't match a currently registered voter.Posted: 9/24/2021

Election News: 2021 Election Law Changes for Iowa Voters

Attached are a list of important changes to Iowa election laws passed by the 2021 Iowa legislature and FAQs.Posted: 7/27/2021

Recycle Bin at Van Wert has been moved to Davis City until further notice

For additional information, see attached schedule or contact the Decatur County Auditor's Office at 641/446-4323 or via e-mail [email protected]Posted: 6/22/2021

New Drop Box Installed at Decatur County Courthouse

The Decatur County Board of Supervisors approved the installation of a new drop box as another way residents can conduct business.Posted: 4/30/2021

Passport Services to resume in the Auditor's Office beginning Monday, January 25, and will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Applicants will be asked to compile their required documentation and complete as much of the paperwork as possible prior to the appointment.Posted: 1/5/2021

Sign up for Decatur County email alerts

Sign up for email alerts to be notified of news and events going on in Decatur County. Posted: 3/1/2020

NEW! Recycle Schedule - effective January 2019

This schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. For more info, contact the Auditor's office at 641/446-4323.Posted: 1/4/2019

Passport Acceptance Fee to increase to $35 beginning April 2, 2018

Other fees for passport application services remain the same.Posted: 2/5/2018

Decatur County GIS/Property Information Now Available!

Please visit the "GIS/Property Information" link (at left) or the Assessor's page for a link to the site.Posted: 3/31/2017

Ask Questions or Report Problems and Concerns Online

The Decatur County website allows you to ask a question or report problems and concerns online 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Posted: 1/19/2017

2016 Plat Books are now available for purchase!

2016 plat books may be purchased from the Auditor's Office for $35 ($40 if mailed).Posted: 11/28/2016

General Election News: Official Results now available

The Board canvassed the November 8 General Election on Tuesday, November 15.Posted: 11/17/2016

Passport related videos now available!

The Department of State YouTube channel has several passport related videos, the links for which are available here.Posted: 3/24/2016

Iowa Secretary of State implements "Safe at Home" program

Effective January 1, 2016, this address confidentiality program protects survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking and violent crimes.Posted: 3/15/2016

Iowa Secretary of State unveils new electronic voter registration system

Anyone with a valid Iowa driver's license or DOT-issued ID can utilize the new electronic voter registration system, which launched January 1, 2016.Posted: 1/6/2016

The Sheriff's Office has moved!

The Sheriff's Office is now located at 203 NE Idaho Street (east side of square, former law office bldg). The Decatur County Jail is at 208 NE 2nd Street.Posted: 12/4/2015

County Roads Projects and Closures now listed on this website!

The County Engineer's Office has recently updated the county's website with information about current and upcoming projects and road closures.Posted: 5/28/2015

Information about the Office of the County Medical Examiner now available on this website!

The "Office of the Medical Examiner" page can be found under the "Government" heading at the top of the page.Posted: 1/9/2015

Official Results of 11/4/14 General Election

The official results of the 11/4/14 General Election can now be found on the website.Posted: 11/4/2014

Public Health Forms Now Available On-Line

Wellness Center Membership Form and Children's Flu Vaccine Form are now available on the Public Health page!Posted: 10/7/2014

Sheriff's Sale Notices now available online

Sign up for e-notifications to receive an e-mail as sheriff's sale notices are added to the calendar.Posted: 9/12/2014

June 3 Primary Election Results

Official Results can be found in the Elections Archive.Posted: 6/10/2014

February 18 Lamoni Special Election Results

Official results can be found in the Elections Archive.Posted: 2/18/2014

Tuesday, November 5 - Regular City & Special County Elections

Check the Elections Archive for official results.Posted: 10/31/2013

9/10/2013 School Elections

The official results are now available on the Elections Archive page.Posted: 9/10/2013

Updated Decatur County Jail Q&A Brochure now available

Click on the Sheriff/Jail Committee page to find the newly updated jail Q&A brochure, as well as all jail committee meeting minutes and the latest report from the State Jail Inspector.Posted: 9/6/2013

City Election Candidate Filing Ends September 19

City Election Candidates may file their Affidavit of Candidacy and Nomination Petitions until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.Posted: 8/15/2013

Website for Decatur County, Iowa

Welcome to the official website for Decatur County, Iowa!Posted: 6/24/2013