Motor Vehicles


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. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Transfer of Ownership (title transfers)
  • Registration fees (license/plate validation fees), as well as registration refunds, all types of vehicles cars, trucks, trailers and semi-trailers must pay an annual license fee
  • Specialty plates issuance
  • Duplicate titles, registrations and plates, notation and cancellation of security interests (liens)
  • Storage of vehicles and Junking Certificate issuance


Visit the Iowa Department of Transportation website for instructions on registering a motor vehicle.