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Chickasaw County Courthouse open on limited basis

After a 4-1 vote from county supervisors, the Chickasaw County Courthouse is open – but on a limited-by-COVID basis. According to the New Hampton Tribune, Supervisor Chairman Jacob Hackman was happy about how the courthouse provided services in the almost two months it was closed – though, he says it was time to get back to business.

The supervisors have spent $9,000 on glass partitions to protect visitors and staff. The county is encouraging residents to continue conducting business through fax, drop box in the Sheriff’s office, or email.

Those who need to come into the courthouse are being asked to call ahead to the particular department.   

Departments and rules:

Driver License Office (641-394-3204) – is open but by appointment only

Treasurer’s Office (641-394-2107) – will be open to 2 people at a time for motor vehicles, titles, and registrations and property taxes 

Assessor’s Office (641-394-2813) – only 1 person will be allowed at the counter at a time, appointments beyond counter can be made via a call but masks will need to be worn

Auditor’s Office (641-394-2100) – 1 person at a time at counter, if doing research encouraged to wear mask

Engineer’s Office (641-394-2321) – 1 person at a time at the counter

Recorder’s Office – 1 person or family unit at the counter at a time, sanitizing hands is required; masks optional

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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