Courthouse Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Monday - Friday Driver's License Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Monday - Friday Renewals
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Written Test
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Driving Test Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by Appointment


Louisa County Sheriff

Brad Turner, Sheriff
12635 County Rd G-56 #102
Wapello, Iowa 52653

Telephone: 319-523-4371
For an emergency: 911
Sheriff Fax: 319-523-4373

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WEN - How to Add a Phone Number

Go to and click on Emergency Management near the top of the page, when you get on the emergency management page you will see
WEN in large print at about the middle of the page. That will take you to the Code Red site. When you are on the Code Red site find where it says: click here to get started: and follow the directions.

Once the form is filled out and submitted, the information goes to Emergency Management to be verified and the information is entered in the system.

Take advantage of this system and get your contact numbers listed, and while you’re at it, take a look at the Louisa County site and see what the county offices have to offer.



The Sheriff is the principal law officer of Louisa County. The Sheriff is an elected official, with a term of four years.

The Sheriff's office is responsible in enforcing all federal, state, county and city ordinances within the county. These duties include investigations of thefts, vandalisms, assaults, illegal drug activity, reported child and/or domestic abuse, and all other criminal allegations. The sheriff is also, is required to carry out duties related with involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness and duties related to condemnation of private property. Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to him by lawful authority. The Sheriff’s Department patrols the 418 square miles of the county and are the chief law enforcement for the cities of Oakville, Morning Sun, Letts and Grandview. The Sheriff's office provides 24 hour dispatching and law enforcement. And has Enhanced 911 and a K-9 unit. Deputies enforce all traffic laws, including operating vehicles while intoxicated and accident investigations. Also, the sheriff is in charge of maintaining the jail. The Sheriff's office is a member of Washington.. Narcotics Enforcement Team and all employees are members of the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association. The Sheriff's office has Emergency Medical Dispatchers and the jailers are certified through the National Sheriff's Association.