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Poweshiek County Treasurer

Sandy Ross

Took Office:
March 07, 2013

Welcome to the Poweshiek County Treasurer’s online property tax and vehicle registration payment site! Poweshiek County is home to the second oldest operating courthouse in the state of Iowa. The historic landmark, built in the Greek Revival architecture style, was constructed in 1858. We would like to extend a personal invitation to everyone to stop in and view our wonderful, historic building. Please contact our office by phone or e-mail with any questions or comments you may have!

We recommend you pay your property and vehicle renewal (tag) taxes online. It's easy, fast and safe. Online payment options include Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and eCheck - an electronic transfer of funds from your bank account to the County bank account.


Poweshiek County Office Information

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Phone Number

Property Tax Division: (641) 623-5128
Motor Vehicle Division: (641) 623-2137
Driver's License Services: (641) 623-3101
Fax: (641) 623-2875

Location

Montezuma Courthouse
302 E. Main Street
Montezuma, Iowa 50171

For Driver's License Services, use the Liberty St. entrance (South door) and take the stairs or elevator to the "Ground Level".

Hours

Property Tax and Vehicle Registration/Title
Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Driver's License Services
Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Written Tests
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Drive Tests
Appointment ONLY - Call 641-623-3101 to schedule.
Note: Poweshiek County does not offer motorcycle skills or commercial driver testing.

Mailing Address

Poweshiek County Treasurer's Office
302 E Main Street PO Box 700
Montezuma IA 50171-0700

Website

Office Staff

County Treasurer - Sandy Ross
Property Tax Deputy - Kay Latcham
Motor Vehicle Deputy - Brenda Sutfin

Holidays

The Treasurer's Office is closed for the following county observed holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday 
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Property Tax

HELPFUL HINTS:
  • When possible have your tax statement available when making payment.
  • If you do not have your statement available and you do not know your parcel number please use the convenient name search provided for you on the payment system.
  • Tax Sale Redemption can NOT be paid through this site. Please inquire at 641.623.5128.
PARCEL INFORMATION WEBSITE - BEACON-POWESHIEK COUNTY IOWA

The Beacon website contains sales information, assessed values and tax payment history.

TAX SALE
  • For information on the Annual Tax Sale, contact the county treasurer's office directly at (641) 623-5128.
  • Tax Sale Redemption can NOT be paid through this site. Please inquire at (641) 623-5128.
PROPERTY TAX FORMS 

Browse common Property Tax related forms Property Tax Forms

Of Special Note: A payment made by electronic funds transfer (eCheck) will be treated the same as a paper check for the purpose of applying the Non-sufficient Funds check charge for insufficient funds for payments. Poweshiek County will assess a $30.00 NSF charge for all insufficient funds electronic payments. IA Code Section 331.553

Vehicle Renewals

Vehicles may be renewed during a three-month window around your renewal month without penalty. This includes the month prior to your renewal month, your renewal month, and the month following your renewal month. If the last day of the three-month window falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, renewals can be completed on the first business day of the following month without penalty.

Following the three-month renewal window a penalty is assessed at the rate of 5% of the annual renewal fee, per vehicle, per month, rounded to the nearest dollar, with a minimum penalty of $5.00 per vehicle. When the last day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, renewals can be completed on the first business day of the following month without added penalty.

Vehicle owners receive an annual renewal notice sent from their County Treasurer. Failure to receive a notice is not a defense to the payment of the renewal amount and any penalty that has accrued.

ORDER PERSONALIZED AND SPECIALTY PLATES ONLINE

The Iowa DOT website allows you to personalize your license plate, check availability, and reserve it.  If it is available and approved, your plates will be manufactured and delivered to the county treasurer's office in the county where you live.  You will be notified when the plates are ready to be picked up.

Personalized and Specialty Plates 

VEHICLE FORMS 

Browse common Title/Registration and related forms Vehicle Forms

Of Special Note: A payment made by electronic funds transfer (eCheck) will be treated the same as a paper check for the purpose of applying the Non-sufficient Funds check charge for insufficient funds for payments. Poweshiek County will assess a $30.00 NSF charge for all insufficient funds electronic payments. IA Code Section 331.553

Driver's License Services

The Poweshiek County Driver’s License Station is located on the lower level within the Poweshiek County Courthouse.

Driver's License Services Hours:
Driver's License Issuance: Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Written Tests: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Drive Tests: Appointment ONLY - Call 641-623-3101 to schedule.

NOTE:  Poweshiek County does not offer motorcycle skills or commercial driver testing.

MYMVD - IOWA DOT ONLINE SERVICES

MyMVD is a website provided by the Iowa DOT for individuals with current Iowa driver’s license (DL) or identification cards (ID) who are eligible to complete services and obtain information and records online.  Enter just a few details about yourself (Name, Date of Birth, Last 5 of SSN and DL/ID number), to log into your account and to utilize the online features.

Iowa DOT Online Services Include:

  • Renewal of your Iowa driver’s license/ID card
  • Check the status of your Iowa driver’s license/ID card request
  • Order specialty and personalized plates
  • Email reminder when it’s time to renew your Iowa driver’s license/ID card
  • Update your mailing address with Iowa DOT
  • View your non-certified driving record
  • Purchase a certified copy of your driving record
  • View the requirements to reinstate your driver’s license
  • Pay civil penalties
  • Register to vote
DRIVER SERVICES FORMS

 Browse common Driver's License Service forms Driver Services Forms