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Jefferson County Courthouse

Built in 1891 at the cost of $60,000, the Jefferson County Courthouse is constructed of limestone. Arthur and Ferdinand Bower, stonecutters who settled here from England, cut the stones by hand. The south, east and west sides of the building are graced with statues depicting Justice, Law and Freedom.

The antiquity of the Jefferson County Courthouse is preserved, as evidenced by the ornate wrought-iron seats in the courtroom, reminiscent of the Old West. The clock for the tower was installed in July of 1910 at the cost of $1,442.50. The dial is five feet in diameter and the bell, affectionately called “Little Ben”, weighs 1,000 pounds, and even today tolls every hour.

Jefferson County Contact Information

Courthouse Hours: 8:00-5:00
County Board Meets: First Four Tuesdays of Every Month

Board of Commissioners:
District 1-
Mark Schoenrock
411 4th St
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)793-5585
E-mail: [email protected]
District 2-
Gale Pohlmann
411 4th St
Fairbury, NE 68352

E-mail: [email protected]

District 3-
Michael T. Dux
411 4th St
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)300-0257
E-mail: [email protected]

Sheriff
Nels Sorensen
606 3rd Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-2284
FAX: (402)729-2904
E-mail: [email protected]
Assessor
Mary Banahan
411 4th Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-6833
Fax: (402) 729-6834
E-mail: [email protected]

Attorney
Joseph Casson
422 E Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-6813
E-mail: [email protected]
Treasurer
Leroy Bast
411 4th Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-6827
Fax: (402) 729-6828
E-mail: [email protected]

Clerk
Election Commissioner
Register of Deeds
Veterans Services Officer
Kristina Riggle
411 4th Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
Clerks -(402)729-6818
Reg. of Deeds – (402) 729-6819
FAX: (402)729-6806
E-mail: [email protected]
Kenneth Dodge
411 4th Street, Second Floor
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-6839
E-mail: [email protected]

Clerk District CourtWeed Superintendent
Shawna Taylor
411 4th Street, Second Floor
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-6807
FAX: (402)729-6808
Email: [email protected]
John McKee
313 South K Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-3602
E-mail: [email protected]

Emergency ManagerZoning Administrator
John McKee
313 South K Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-3602
E-mail: [email protected]
John McKee
313 South K Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-3602
E-mail: [email protected]

Jefferson County Extension OfficeFairbury Airport Authority
517 F Street
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-3487
56855 714 Road
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402)729-2250

Address

411 4th St, Fairbury, NE

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Opening hours

Monday-Friday9 am to 5 pm

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