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Iowa County Treasurer

Michelle Sims

Took Office:
July 01, 2010

Hello, I would like to welcome you to the Iowa Tax And Tags website. Our office provides that "one-stop shopping" for your taxes, motor vehicles, and drivers license issuance. Please don't hesitate to contact our office by phone or e-mail with any questions or comments you 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.


Iowa County Office Information

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Phone Number

Tax Dept: (319) 642-3921
Motor Vehicle: (319) 642-3371
Driver License: (319) 642-3371, Closed daily 12-1 pm
Fax: (319) 642-7215

Location

Iowa County Treasurers' Office
901 Court Avenue
Marengo, IA 52301

Hours

Property Tax & Motor Vehicle Services 
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Title work received after 4:00 PM will be processed the following day

Driver's License Services - Closed daily 12-1 pm
License Issuance: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Written Tests: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Drive Tests: Wednesdays by Appointment Only - Call (319) 642-3371 to schedule

Mailing Address

Iowa County Treasurers' Office
901 Court Avenue
Marengo, IA 52301

Website

Office Staff

County Treasurer - Michelle Sims
Motor Vehicle Deputy - Char Kinzenbaw
Tax Deputy - Chris Wardenburg
Clerk - Marcia Daily
Clerk - Donna Heitman

Holidays

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

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Day after
  • Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day

Property Tax

One of the County Treasurer's responsibilities is to collect taxes for real estate property, manufactured homes, utilities, bushels of grain, monies and credits, buildings on leased land, and city and county special assessments, including delinquent sewer rental and solid waste rates and charges for all tax levying and tax certifying entities of the county.

The Treasurer is also responsible for processing tax suspensions, preparing plat and mobile home tax clearances, and administering the Iowa Property Tax Credit Program based on age/income. Annual tax statements are mailed once a year. Your property tax payment may be paid in one full installment or two half installments. The first half is due on September 1 and becomes delinquent after September 30. The second half is due March 1 and becomes delinquent after March 31.

The administration of the Annual Tax Sale is another responsibility of the County Treasurer.  The County Treasurer must offer for sale, in an open competitive bidding process, parcels for which taxes have become delinquent. The Annual Tax Sale takes place in June of each year.

TAX SALE
  • For information on the Annual Tax Sale, contact the county treasurer's office directly at (319) 642-3921.
  • Tax Sale Redemption can NOT be paid through this site.
PROPERTY TAX FORMS 

Browse common Property Tax related forms Property Tax Forms

Vehicle Renewals

The County Treasurer is responsible for issuing vehicle titles, registration renewals, junking certificates, personalized and other special emblem plates; notating and releasing security interests; collecting one-time new registration fee (a.k.a. Use Tax); registration and document fees; processing credits and refunds on vehicle registration fees; and serving as an agent of the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Revenue.

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.

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

Driver's License Services

Driver's License Services - Closed daily 12-1 pm
License Issuance: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Written Tests: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Drive Tests: Wednesdays by Appointment Only - Call (319) 642-3371 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
DRIVER SERVICES FORMS

 Browse common Driver's License Service forms Driver Services Forms