Welcome to Benton County, IA


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Belle Plaine Driver's License will be closed May 14th, 2014 due to training.
Sorry for any inconvenience.




Current Taxes
Payable September 2013 and March 2014
are now available for payment.
 Based on Values set January 1, 2012,
for the Tax Period, July 1, 2012 thru June 30th, 2013


                      Pay Property Taxes                        Pay Vehicle Renewals                       


Accepted On-Line Payment Methods-eCheck, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for Internet transactions.

Property Tax Payments:  2013/2014 Payable Taxes are now available for viewing and payments.  Partial payments can be made on current taxes and mobile home taxes.  Unfortunately, we are not able to accept partial payments on Tax Sales and Special Assessments.  Please contact us for further information.



Vehicle Renewals: 

Motor Vehicle Renewals became available online April 1, 2004; delinquent vehicle renewal became available in February 2010!
Your secure PIN number is noted on your vehicle renewal notice. Situations that are ineligible for online renewal (i.e. no PIN shows on notice) include unpaid fines or judgements through court system or DOT or DOR, half year licenses and apportioned vehicles. You may also have problems if you moved after renewal notice was produced but before you actually renewed. We continue to pursue these and other ideas to make the online system even more useable for you.

 * Returned e-Check Fee Notice *

If using e-Check (electronic funds transfer), please be advised a surcharge of $20 will be assessed for a dishonored check, draft or order as prescribed in Iowa Code 554.3512



 2013 Benton County Tax Sale Terms and Conditions                               

2013 Tax Sale Registration Form

2013 Tax Sale Bidder Authorization Form

Statement of Trade Names

2013 W-9 Form

 2013 Benton County Delinquent Tax List             


Office Hours


Office Hours




Driver’s License Issuance:
      Vinton: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
                 Written test must be started by 3:30pm
                 Car Driving tests 8:30am - 3:30pm, By Appointment, please phone ahead.
                 Motorcycle Testing available (weather permitting) by appointment. 
                                      April 1st thru October 31st
                 Closed Wednesday and Saturday.
      Belle Plaine: Wednesdays- (See Special Closings listed below)(If Belle Plaine, Benton Community or Vinton/Shellsburg Schools close due to weather, the Driver's License Station will be CLOSED)
                 Written tests must be started by 4:30pm
                 Car Driving tests , By Appointment, please phone the
                     Vinton office to schedule (319)472-2450.
                     Motorcycle Testing available (weather permitting) by appointment. 
                                      April 1st thru October 31st
               Thank You.

CAUTION: a new online drivers license renewal application became available 7-22-2013 thru the DOT website https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/ . However, make sure you are on the Official DOT site; there have been numerous reports of customers attempting this online renewal and not realizing they were on a bogus site that charges fees and does NOT renew the license.

If Belle Plaine, Benton Community or Vinton/Shellsburg Schools close due to weather, the Driver's License Station will be CLOSED. 
Motor Vehicle Titling & Registration & Tax Collections
      Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
         Thursdays until 6:00pm

Special Closings 


Belle Plaine Driver's License will be closed May 14th, 2014 due to training.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
 Holiday Closings 
Monday, May 26th, 2014---Memorial Day
Friday, July 4th, 2014---Independence Day
Monday, September 1st, 2014---Labor Day
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014---Veterans' Day
Thursday & Friday, November 27th & 28th, 2014---Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at Noon---Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 25th, 2014---Christmas
Thursday, January 1st, 2015---New Year's





Contact Information
Property Tax:
     Phone:        (319)472-2439
     Fax:            (319)472-2913
Motor Vehicle:
     Phone:         (319)472-2450
     Fax:             (319)472-2913
Driver’s License:
 Vinton: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (8:30am-4:00pm)
     Phone:         (319)472-2450
     Fax:             (319)472-2913
 Belle Plaine: Wednesdays (Noon-5:00pm)
     Phone/Fax: (319)444-2019
Benton County Web Site:   Unable use at this time 
Office Staff:
  • Treasurer/Drive Test Examiner-Kelly Rae Geater
  • Deputy Treasurer-Kim S
  • Mobile Home Deputy-Michele S
  • Driver’s License Deputy-Melinda S
  • Clerks-Rose S
  •             Joy M
                Nancy J

Email comments to:   bctreas@co.benton.ia.us


Our Location
Kelly Rae Geater

Took Office 1/1/1999 





26,638 - 23rd


I would like to welcome you to the Benton County Treasurers’ Home Page.

My hope is this website, will make contacting our office easier and more convenient with access to information 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Answers to many questions can be found here as well as the ability to print many needed forms. Questions can also be submitted via e-mail at your convenience.

We provide the following services from our office: Property tax Collection, Issuance of Vehicle Titles and Registrations, and Driver License Issuance.

Our office is committed to carrying out these responsibilities while providing outstanding customer service through a process of continuous evaluation and improvement of the way in which we do business.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (319)472-2439 or e-mail me at bctreas@co.benton.ia.us It is my pleasure to serve you..us

Thank you for visiting us on the web.  Have a GREAT DAY.

Kelly Rae Geater, Benton County Treasurer


Benton County Treasurer’s Office
111 E 4th St., Vinton, IA  52349
Enter the courthouse through the west door, we are the first door on the north side of the hall.
Belle Plaine Driver’s License Station
1309 5th Ave., Belle Plaine, IA  52208
Enter the Community Center from the southwest door, we are located in the conference room on the right.