Welcome to Madison County, Iowa    Treasurer
Experience The Convenience!  Pay Online, Not In line!

Thank you to all past, present, and future servicemen and women for your service.  We appreciate your sacrifices, and those of your families. 

>>Pay Property Taxes     New 2013/2014 property taxes statements were mailed Monday, August 26, 2013.  Info is available on both this website and the Madison County website (link listed below).    

Please contact "Iowa Mortgage Help" at 1-877-622-4866 if you are struggling with your mortgage payments.  You may also access www.iowamortgagehelp.com for additional information about free counseling and mortgage modification services provided.  DON'T wait!    

   >>Pay Your Vehicle tags

Be sure to access www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ovs/index.htm for all the latest info on TIME21, new legislation, forms you may need, and other timely topics you may be interested in.  February 2012 ushered in the possibility of you setting up a web account for drivers license reminders, address changes, paying civil penalties, and ability to view your driving record.  Iowa DOT sent out a press release with details for using the following website address  https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/   Remember, your motor vehicle renewal notices already print a reminder for you to check your drivers license for the expiration date. 

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/does NOT renew the license.     

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. 

Credit and Debit cards are NOW ACCEPTED in the courthouse office for property tax, motor vehicle, and drivers license  transactions (BUT with certain stipulations on card type that can be used).  Remember that there IS a service delivery fee/applicable card fee for any of these transactions.  On-Line Payment Methods accepted for Internet transactions are e-check, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

e-check payments w/b treated same as paper check for insufficient fund situations.  Madison County will assess a $20 NSF charge for any payments made from an account with insufficient funds to cover the transaction.  (Iowa Code Section 331.553)


Office Hours

  • Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM / Monday - Friday
  • Drivers License Station: 8:15AM - 3:45PM / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License Exams: 8:15AM - 3:30PM / Monday - Friday.  Computer tests now available; paper or oral tests (by appointment) may be given if office traffic allows.  Remember to bring appropriate identification  
  • Car Drives 8:30AM - 3:30PM  Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays by appointment.  A current vehicle insurance card is required.      
  • CDL Drive testing currently unavailable at this location.  You can access other counties using this website to check on their availability. 
  • Motorcycle drive testing became available August 2nd, 2013; typically offered on Friday afternoons.  Please call for an appointment.  Motorcycle safety classes are usually held at SWICC in Creston or DMACC in Ankeny.  Check their websites for further information.
  • Driving Manuals available in our office in addition to the WEB info you can download using the DOT link shown elsewhere on this site.

    • 2013 Office Closings (current a/o January 2013):      
      •      Wednesday, January 1, 2014 for New Year's 
      •      Monday, February 17 for President's Day
      •      Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day
      •      Friday, July 4th for Independence Day
      •      Monday, September 1 for Labor Day
      •      Tuesday, November 11 for Veterans Day
      •      Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving holiday
      •      Thursday & Friday, December 25 & 26 for Christmas holiday
      •      Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year’s
Contact Information

Our Location

Madison County Treasurer’s Office

112 N. John Wayne Dr
P.O. Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273

South entrance, 1st floor of courthouse

(Handicapped) entrance ramp on southeast corner in the enclosed shed.  Once you get down ramp and into hallway, turn to your right and then to the right again at next hallway.  Elevator is on your left.  (see signs)


G. JoAnn Collins
Took office on January 1, 2003 
14,957 - 55th

Welcome to the Madison County Treasurer’s online office. 

Our goal is to provide quality customer service to the residents of Madison County, and to all others who contact our office for help. 

We hope this website will help provide you with the information you need.  We’re excited to be able to provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the goal of making our office more convenient to you. 

Qualified staff handles all phases of property tax collection, motor vehicle title and registration work, and driver’s license issuance.  We’re also responsible for depositing and investing the county’s money.  Compliance with the Code of Iowa is paramount to our success.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day.

JoAnn, Angie, Jana, Gloria, Diane