Street Address:
511 S Capitol St 
Iowa City, IA 52240
(first floor)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2540 
Iowa City, IA 52244

Phone: 319-356-6020, ext. 4

Fax: 319-339-6122

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (except county holidays)

Information regarding the new rate increases can be found at the links below:


Paper Service

Advanced deposit of $60.00 is required before service will be attempted when the plaintiff is not an attorney or a business within the State of Iowa.

Advanced deposit of $60.00 is required on all Forcible Entry and Detainer actions in order for the return to be processed in time for the hearing.

Cash (exact change) or personal checks made payable to Johnson County Sheriff are accepted. We require one copy of the paper to be served for the return as well as one copy for each defendant to be served.

Verify the address of the person to be served here


Sheriff Sales

The following sheriff’s sales are scheduled to be held in the lobby of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 511 S Capitol St, Iowa City, IA.  Please check posted Sheriff Sales frequently as these are subject to change.  Clear title is NOT guaranteed to real property sold at Sheriff Sale.


Civil Information