Treasurer of
Dickinson County

County Population:
16,667
Population Ranking:
45th
Outline of the County

Welcome

The Dickinson County Treasurer's Office is committed to delivering professional, courteous and prompt service as we assist you with your property tax, motor vehicle registration and titling, driver's license and Passport photo needs.  We are focused on providing you with topnotch service in person, on the telephone and online.  Our office offers online payments at your convenience day or night.  The Treasurer's Office is located in Dickinson County's beautiful new Courthouse near the Spirit Lake and Okoboji lake chains.

Pay online!   An eCheck is cheaper than a postage stamp - 40 cents service charge vs 49 cents postage!

 

The 2014 Tax Sale Registration Information for June 16, 2014, is below.  Scroll to the 2014 Tax Sale Registration Information header.

 

Property Tax Due Dates: 

The 2013-2014 real estate taxes were certified to the Dickinson County Treasurer on July 24, 2013.  The statements were mailed out in mid August 2013, and are also available on this website.

The first half of property taxes is due the month of September and become delinquent on October 1, 2013.  The second half of property taxes is due the month of March.  Delinquent interest will be added on April 1, 2014.



Payment Information

Payments can be completed using Dwolla, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and e-Checks through this Internet site by searching for your property tax information by your name or by the parcel number or by mailing the amount due, including any interest penalties, to the Treasurer's Office.

Cash, checks, eChecks, Dwolla, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express can be accepted for payment at the Treasurer's Office. There is also an ATM at the Courthouse for your convenience in paying with cash.

A service delivery fee is applied to Dwolla, credit card payments and eCheck payments.  Returned checks and returned e-check fees are $30.00 each.

 

Paying Property Taxes Online

Search for your property tax information by your name or by the parcel number. 

Tax sales may NOT be redeemed over the Internet site but can be redeemed at the Treasurer's Office. 

Subsequent tax sale payments may be paid by tax sale investors at the Dickinson County Treasurer's Office in person or by mail on or after May 15, 2014, if the property taxes are still unpaid by the property owner.  These are not eligible for online payments.  Subsequent payments paid online in Dickinson County will credit the payment to the property owner and will not be added to the tax sale certificate.

 

2014 Tax Sale Registration Information

Dickinson County's annual Tax Sale will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014.  All registration forms and registration fees must be at the Dickinson County Treasurer's Office by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in order to participate in the tax sale on June 16, 2014.  Postmarks are not accepted. 

Registration for the 2014 Tax Sale

2014 W9

Certificate of Existence Letter

The 2014 Dickinson County Tax Sale Delinquent Tax List will be available here later in May.

 

Motor Vehicle Tags Renewal - Renew online with an eCheck - only a 40 cents service charge vs 49 cents for a postage stamp!

Most delinquent tags are now able to be renewed online, starting with tags considered delinquent August 1, 2009. Contact the Treasurer's Office for assistance if you are not able to renew online. 

The State of Iowa is in the process of replacing license plates older than 10 years.  This started in April of 2012.  At the time your plate qualifies, you will automatically receive a new plate.  A $3.00 postage charge is added to the price of the renewal unless you renew in person at the treasurer's office.    

Check out personalized license plates! They make a nice gift!

Personalized Plates

 Iowa Plate ISU Plate

 

Driver's License Services:

The State of Iowa began the transition to issuing 8 year licenses on January 1, 2014.  For more details click:  Eight Year Driver's License.  The transition will occur over the next 5 years, from 2014 to 2018.  During that time the DOT will randomly assign customers five, six, seven or eight year licenses designed to equally spread the renewal volumes over an eight year period.  The yearly fee will not change.  The basic yearly fees remain $4.00 per year for a noncommercial license, $8.00 per year for a commercial driver's license and $2.00 per year for a motorcycle endorsement.

Central Issue of Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards

The State of Iowa has changed to a central issuance system for driver's licenses and identification cards.  Under the new system, Iowans will continue to report to a driver's license station in the State of Iowa.  Dickinson County's station is located at the Dickinson County Courthouse just inside the west door of the building next to the Treasurer's Office, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  The application process and requirements for a license will remain the same.  The costs for licenses and identification cards will remain the same.  There are, however, two significant changes: 

  1. A temporary paper license will be issued at the station and current licenses and identification cards presented for updating will be returned.
  2. In approximately two weeks the actual plastic license or identification card will be sent through the US Postal Service to the mailing address given. More information can be found at the Iowa Department of Transportation's website:  Driver's License Central Issuance Information.

 

Online Driver's License Services

The Iowa Dept. of Transportation has the following online driver's license services:  Online Driver's License Renewal (see the DOT website for qualifications); Signup for Receiving Renewal Notifications by Email; Making Mailing Address Changes; Accessing Driver Records; CDL Self-Certification; Medical Examiner's Certification; Accessing Reinstatement Requirements.  Click the above link for the Iowa DOT's myMVD website.

 

REAL ID-Marked Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards

Iowa began issuing REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses (DL's) and identification cards (ID's) on January 15, 2013, in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.  The REAL ID Act promotes security in the issuance of DL's and ID cards and deters identify theft and fraud by requiring states to meet certain physical and procedural security standards for production and issuance of DL's and ID cards as well as insuring documentation standards are met, including proof of identity, date of birth, Social Security  number, residence and lawful status or presence.  REAL ID-marked DL's and ID's can be used for "official federal purposes" as well as for driving or identification.  "Official federal purposes" are defined as boarding commercial aircraft, entering federal buildings that require identification and entering nuclear power plants. 

For more information on REAL ID and how to obtain a REAL ID-marked card, visit: REAL ID Information.

 

Kris Rowley
Dickinson County Treasurer

Kris Rowley

Kris Rowley

Took office on 1/1/2007

Location

Dickinson County Treasurer's Office
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1101
P.O. Box AD
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

 

Parking is available for the public on the west side of the Courthouse off Highway 71, and along the east side on Hill Ave. The Courthouse entrance is located on the west side of the building near the public parking.  The east entry is also now open.  The grand opening for the Courthouse was held on June 14, 2009, with a dedication service and placement of a time capsule.  The Courthouse is open from 8 A.M. till 4:30 P.M.

Hours

Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 | Monday - Friday

We can help you with Property Tax payments, Motor Vehicle Registration and Titling, Driver's License Services and Passport photos. Taxes and Motor Vehicle Registrations can be paid Online at anytime.

For added convenience in making payments, the Treasurer's Office has a drop box located at the entrance of the Courthouse on the north side of the door. Payments made in cash must be made during normal office hours at the Treasurer's Office.

The Driver's License Station

Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. -- 1:00 P.M. and from 2:00 P.M. -- 4:00 P.M. Written Driver's License exams will be offered till 3:00 P.M. Driving tests can be scheduled between 9 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. by calling the Driver's License Station at 336-6277 or the Treasurer's Office at 712-336-1205, extension 1206.

The State operated DOT Super Station in Spencer is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. and Saturdays at 8 A.M. until 1 P.M.

The State of Iowa has changed to a central issuance system for driver's licenses and identification cards. Driver's License Central Issuance Information.

The State of Iowa began issuing REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses (DL's) and identification cards (ID's) on January 15, 2013, in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.  The REAL ID Act promotes security in the issuance of DLs and ID cards and deters identify theft and fraud by requiring states to meet certain physical and procedural security standards for production and issuance of DL's and ID cards as well as insuring documentation standards are met, including proof of identity, date of birth, Social Security  number, residence and lawful status or presence.  REAL ID-marked DL's and ID's can be used for "official federal purposes" as well as for driving or identification.  "Official federal purposes" are defined as boarding commercial aircraft, entering federal buildings that require identification and entering nuclear power plants. 

For more information on REAL ID and how to obtain one, visit: REAL ID Information.

The State of Iowa began the transition to issuing 8 year licenses on January 1, 2014.  For more details click:  Eight Year Driver's License.  The transition will occur over the next 5 years, from 2014 to 2018.  During that time, the DOT will randomly assign customers five, six, seven and eight year licenses designed to equally spread the renewal volumes over an eight year period.  The yearly fee will not change.  The basic yearly fees remain $4.00 per year for a noncommercial license, $8.00 per year for a commercial driver's license and $2.00 per year for a motorcycle endorsement.

Passport photo services

Available at the Dickinson County Treasurer's Office and the Dickinson County Driver's License Station Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30. The cost is $10.00 for two photos or $15.00 for four photos. The wallet-sized U.S. Passport Card is now available for people traveling by land and sea between the United States and Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda. It is not valid for international travel by air. Citizens applying for both Passport Books and Passport Cards will need to submit four photos.

Contact Info

Phone: 712-336-1205
Fax: 712-336-6275
Dickinson County Website: www.co.dickinson.ia.us

Office Staff:

Motor Vehicle Deputy - Christina Ostovic
Tax Deputy - Jackie Carpenter
Driver's License Deputy - Michelle Caskey
Office Assistant - Bea Reiter
Office Assistant - Patricia Andersen
Office Assistant - Emily Bossard
Office Assistant - Christina Ostovic
Driver's License Assistant - Sheila Janssen                                                                                             Driver's License Assistant - Patti Olthoff

 

 

Email Comments to: krowley@co.dickinson.ia.us

Holidays

The Treasurer's Office is closed for county observed holidays which include: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.