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Poweshiek County Treasurer

Sandy Ross

Took office on 3/7/2013


Poweshiek County was founded in 1848. The Poweshiek County Courthouse was built in 1858 at the cost of $25,000.00. The present building was raised and a basement dug in the 1930's at an approximate cost of $10,000.00. Taxpayers came by horsedrawn buggy from the surrounding countryside to register deeds, pay taxes and to enjoy a Saturday night on the courthouse lawn.

Local government has come a long way since that era. With modern technology we can now offer a 24/7/365 business format. You may pay your taxes, renew your vehicle registration tags and download more than 40 forms from this site.

We encourage you to use this convenience to your fullest advantage and hope that you enjoy browsing the many links we have provided into other areas of Iowa Government.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to everyone. Please, stop in and view our wonderful, historic building.

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.

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle registration renewals can be processed during the calendar month before expiration month, the calendar month of expiration, or the calendar month after the expiration month without penalty.

  • When possible have your tax statement available to you while 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.

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

Find the Assessed Value of your property


Driver License Service Locations & Hours

Montezuma Courthouse (Mailing Address)
302 E. Main Street PO Box 700
Montezuma, Iowa 50171-0700
(For convenience, use the Liberty St. entrance (South door) and take the stairs or elevator to the "Ground Level".)
Open Monday - Friday
8:00 to 4:00
Testing hours:
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Regular car drives are available by appointment only.
Phone: 641.623.3101
Fax: 641.623.2875

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

Property Tax & Vehicle Registration/Title

Property Tax
Open M.T.W.Th.F. - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Staff is available through the lunch hour
Phone:  641-623-5128
Fax: 641-623-2875

Vehicle Registration & Title
Open M.T.W.Th.F. - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Staff is available through the lunch hour
Phone: 641-623-2137 
Fax:  641-623-2875

Contact Info

Driver License Service

Phone:  641-623-3101
Fax: 641-623-2875

Property Tax
Phone:  641-623-5128
Fax: 641-623-2875

Vehicle Registration & Title
Phone: 641-623-2137
Fax:  641-623-2875

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


Scheduled Office Closings

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

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Thank you for the ability and ease of paying my taxes and vehicle registration online. The website is great!