Iowa Local Government

Iowa is divided into 99 counties, which are are governed by boards of supervisors. In general, county officials, including auditor, treasurer, recorder, and sheriff, are elected to four-year terms by citizens.

Local governments are responsible for :

• Enforcing state laws
• Collecting taxes
• Supervising welfare activities
• Managing roads and bridges
• Implementing local programs
• Providing public safety, including the police, fire department and other services that fall under local government jurisdiction

If you have any further questions regarding the Iowa state government, you may learn more about it here: http://www.iowa.gov/

Iowa Local Government

Iowa is divided into 99 counties, which are are governed by boards of supervisors. In general, county officials, including auditor, treasurer, recorder, and sheriff, are elected to four-year terms by citizens.

Local governments are responsible for :

• Enforcing state laws
• Collecting taxes
• Supervising welfare activities
• Managing roads and bridges
• Implementing local programs
• Providing public safety, including the police, fire department and other services that fall under local government jurisdiction

If you have any further questions regarding the Iowa state government, you may learn more about it here: http://www.iowa.gov/