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Information from Iowa DOT

AMES, Iowa – March 18, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ issuance of a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency, the Iowa Department of Transportation seeks to combat the spread of the virus by taking the following immediate actions.   

Driver’s license holders 

If you have a driver’s license that has an expiration date of Jan. 16, 2020, or later you do not have to renew your license at this time. It will remain valid for driving purposes until the declared disaster has ended.  

Vehicle titles, registration and license plates 

If your vehicle registration expired Jan. 16, 2020, or later will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended.  

If you are purchasing or transferring a vehicle you will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. 

If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.  

The Office of County Treasurer provides the services of Property Tax collection, Motor Vehicle titling and registration and Driver’s Licensing.

We strive to provide courteous, professional service to our customers and will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to  contact our office by phone or email with any questions or comments you may have. 

Property Taxes

Property tax payments can be made online at the Iowa Treasurers Association website.

To search for taxes by name enter the last name first followed by comma, a space, then all or part of the first name. If paying by e-check you will be asked to enter your five-digit tax receipt number.  This is located on the upper right corner of your payment stub on your tax statement.

Vehicle Registration

Online vehicle registration payments can be made at the Iowa Treasurers Association website.

Please note: You are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice that contains a PIN number. Your vehicle does not qualify for online renewal if the registration requires proof of insurance (SR) or if any state debts are owed. Half year registrations are not eligible.

Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management, disbursement, financial reporting, bonds and investment of all monies paid to the County and serves as agent for the State of Iowa Department of Transportation and State of Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance.

The Treasurer compiles composite reports from individual record books to general ledgers: reviews and reconciles receipts, bills, and cash received to assure accuracy of figures to prevent discrepancies and financial loss. In addition, the Treasurer categorizes, indexes, files and deposits materials, forms and monies received to assure public funds are administered properly.

The Treasurer is responsible for the proper receipt, accounting and disbursement of county funds within proper policies established by the State of Iowa, Adams County Board of Supervisors and corporate and unincorporated taxing entities for adequate financial control.

Drivers Licenses

You may renew your driver’s license 30 days before your birthday and up to 60 days after your birthday.

Reminders:

  • Written Tests are administered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • You must arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. to ensure time to complete the test and be issued a credential.
  • The Drivers License Office closes daily at 4:00 pm.
  • Driving tests are given Tuesday morning by appointment.