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Clayton County Treasurer

Linda Zuercher

Took Office:
November 13, 2012

Welcome to the Clayton County Treasurer's online Property Tax and Vehicle Renewal payment site. Enjoy the convenience of paying online - it is easy, safe and fast!

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.


Clayton County Office Information

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Phone Number

Property Tax & Motor Vehicle Services 
Phone: (563) 245-1807

Fax:  (563) 245-1808

Driver's License Services
Phone: (563) 245-3200
Fax:  (563) 245-3201

Location

Property Tax & Motor Vehicle Services
Clayton County Courthouse
111 High St. NE
Elkader, IA 52043

Driver's License Services
County Office Building
600 Gunder Road NE, Suite #4
Elkader, IA 52043

Hours

Property Tax & Motor Vehicle Services 
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Driver's License Services
License Issuance: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Written Tests: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Drive Tests: Appointments preferred - Call (563) 245-3200 to schedule

Mailing Address

Clayton County Treasurer's Office
111 High St. NE

P.O. Box 417
Elkader, IA 52043

Website

Office Staff

County Treasurer – Linda Zuercher
Motor Vehicle Deputy – Cathy White

Property Tax Deputy – Audrey Tschirgi
Universal Deputy – Josie Fettkether
Driver's License Deputy – Larita Hamlett
Driver's License Deputy – Sandy Ashline

Holidays

  • 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

Property Tax

The Treasurer is responsible for collection of taxes and other fees for state, county, city, school districts, community colleges, and other taxing bodies such as townships, fire districts, and drainage districts.

Property Tax duties include:

  • Preparing and mailing annual tax statements
  • Property tax collections
  • Tax apportionment to all taxing bodies
  • Investment of county funds
  • Balance financial records
2019 TAX SALE - JUNE 17, 2019

2019 Clayton County Tax Sale Registration Information

2019 W-9 Form

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

Parcel Information Website - Beacon-Clayton County Iowa

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 Forms 

Browse common Property Tax related forms Property Tax Forms

Accepted Payment Types
  • eCheck (electronic funds transfer)
  • Discover Card
  • Master Card
  • American Express
  • Visa

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.

Vehicle Renewals

The County Treasurers' Office is responsible for all motor vehicle transactions and issues driver licenses.

Motor Vehicle duties include:

  • The State of Iowa Department of Transportation directs the County Treasurer as their agent to process motor vehicle transactions and collect appropriate fees according to the Code of Iowa (law).
  • Motor vehicle titling and registration and collection of New Registration fees (Use Tax)
Online Vehicle Renewals
  • 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

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

Accepted Payment Types
  • eCheck (electronic funds transfer)
  • Discover Card
  • Master Card
  • American Express
  • Visa

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.

 

Driver's License Services

The County Treasurer's Office is responsible for issuing driver's licenses to Iowa residents. This also includes motorcycle licenses, CDLs, and driver permits for Iowa residents 14 years of age and up. 

Driver's License Services duties include:

  • Issue Iowa driver licenses, identification cards, employee identification cards and handicapped parking permits
  • Conduct written testing and road tests for vehicles and motorcycles
Driver's License Services Location 

The Driver's License Office is located at:
County Office Building
600 Gunder Road NE, Suite #4
Elkader, IA 52043

Driver's License Office Hours:
License Issuance: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Written Tests: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Drive Tests: Appointments preferred - Call (563) 245-3200 to schedule

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
Real ID Compliant License

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, if you're planning to travel by commercial plane, you must show a REAL ID compliant license or identification card (ID) at the airport, or comply with TSA by providing additional and accepted documentation including increased security checks which may cause delay.

Real ID Compliant License

Driver Services Forms

 Browse common Driver's License Service forms Driver Services Forms