In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Winneshiek County is taking steps to protect employees and the public. Cleaning practices have been increased in all offices and plans are in place to assist employees in working remotely if necessary. To protect your personal health and the health of our employees, before visiting a Winneshiek County building please call ahead to see if you can conduct your business electronically or over the phone. Visit for the most up-to-date information about the rapidly evolving situation.

The Winneshiek County Courthouse is open for restricted access for essential services by appointment only.  The west door will be unlocked during normal business hours (8:00am – 4:00pm), but public will be restricted to the entryway area.  Within the entryway will be a locked drop box for correspondence and payments, a bulletin board for public notices and agendas, forms and applications for common Courthouse business, and phone numbers for the various departments if public needs access for an essential service.  The entryway is not very large, so public is encouraged to only enter one at a time.  To make an appointment to gain entry to the building, call the appropriate department.  Phone numbers are available in the entryway or at  Questions or concerns can be directed to the County Auditor at (563) 382-5085 or