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Clayton County Treasurer

Linda Zuercher

Took office on 11/13/2012


Enjoy the convenience of paying online - it is easy, safe and fast!

Office Information

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.

Accepted Payment Types:

  • eCheck (electronic funds transfer), Discover Card, Master Card, American Express, and Visa via the internet and over-the-counter. Additional fees will be applied to the total due.
  • A $20.00 returned check fee will be charged for checks and echecks returned for insufficient funds.

Property Taxes Paid Online

Tax Sale Redemptions can NOT be paid through this site.  Please inquire at 563-245-1807.

2019 Tax Sale - June 17, 2019

2019 Clayton County Tax Sale Registration Information

2019 W-9 Form

Motor Vehicle Renewals Paid Online

  • A PIN number is required. You can locate your PIN number in the upper right hand corner of your renewal notice or by contacting our office.
  • Online service is NOT available if proof of SR22 insurance is required or any state debts are owed.
  • Half year license, apportioned vehicles and firemen plates are NOT eligible for online renewal at this time.

Order Personalized and Specialty Plates Online

  • 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. 

 Parcel Information Website

  • The Beacon website contains sales information, assessed values, tax payment history and a copy of your current tax statement.  You may also find soil reports and maps.

Property Tax Credit Information-Forms available at this Website


Clayton County Treasurer's Office
Taxes & Motor Vehicle Services

Clayton County Treasurer

111 High St. NE, Suite 101

Elkader, IA 52043

Clayton County Driver's License Office

County Office Building

600 Gunder Road NE, Suite #4

Elkader, IA 52043

Contact Info

Taxes & Motor Vehicle

Phone:  563-245-1807
Fax:  563-245-1808

Treasurer - Linda Zuercher

Motor Vehicle Deputy - Cathy White

Property Tax Deputy – Audrey Tschirgi
Universal Deputy – Josie Fettkether

Driver's License Office

Phone:  563-245-3200
Fax:  563-245-3201

Driver License Deputies -
Larita Hamlett
Sandy Ashline


Taxes & Motor Vehicle Office Hours:



8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Driver License Issuance:

County Office Building


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Written tests:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drive tests: Appointments preferred


  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Day after
  • Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day

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Thank you for the great job you have done making tax payments online so EASY! Very well-designed.