Most of what the Jefferson County government does is provide services to its residents and visitors. We dispose of trash, operate an ambulance service, build and repair roads, maintain historical records, operate a first-rate nursing home, organize activities and education for senior citizens, and provide police protection and a secure facility for those accused or convicted of crimes. Yes, we also levy taxes to pay for these services. But through efficient management, we try to keep taxes to a minimum. Here you'll find links to some of the services provided by Jefferson County.