April is County Government Month

Why Counties Matter

Elections and Voting


Counties in Iowa handle all elections, from local to national.  Did you know that you can register to vote online?

If you aren’t sure whether you’re registered to vote at your current Black Hawk County address, call 319-833-3007 or email election@co.black-hawk.ia.us.

Click Here to register to vote online

Apply for Your Passport at the County Recorder's Office


The Black Hawk County Recorder's office is authorized by the United States
 government to serve as a Passport Acceptance Facility.  We process over 3000 applications each year.  Passport hours are 8:00 - 3:30 Monday - Friday.  We are also able to take the passport photo in our office.  Information can be obtained by calling 833-3012 or click Here for further passport application information.

How much do you know about county government?  WATCH THIS SPACE during April to learn lots of interesting stuff about Black Hawk County and county government in general.  Click here to see the Why County Matters Brochure.

Know Your County Government



Here is the Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) Black Hawk County Budget as presented by County Finance Director Susan Deaton.

Click here to view the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Presentation


County Finance Director, Susan Deaton

Veterans Affairs Commission of Black Hawk County
VA Director Kevin Dill is always ready to communicate with Black Hawk County Veterans through outreach events.


Veterans Affairs Van

Black Hawk County Veterans Affairs strives to assist all Veterans/Dependents in some way, whether it be providing emergency assistance with basic needs through relief funds, or helping to file claims for Federal VA benefits (service work), or just providing information and referrals.

Veterans Affairs Kevin Dill
Black Hawk County Veterans Affairs has a vehicle available to provide local transportation for Veterans. 
The local VA has built wheelchair ramps for Veterans and their widows
Ramp to Home
Cookout in Park flyer
Food Pantry Flyer