Welcome to Marion County, IA

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The 2nd half taxes are due by the end of March, 2014.  March postmark is accepted without penalty.  Please include your March tax stub along with your payment.  If you want to pay online please go to www.iowatreasurers.org.  There is a convienence fee charged to pay online. 



Marion County's annual tax sale will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Public Health Building, 2003 N Lincoln, Knoxville begining at 10:00AM.  Information for the tax sale will coming. Check back here to find the tax sale packet for the 2014 tax sale later in April, 2014.

2013 Tax Sale List


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Accepted On-Line Payment Methods-eCheck, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.  We accept Visa & Mastercard in the office (both debit card & credit card).  There is a convenience fee to use for payments other than cash or check. 

Property Tax Payments:  

Current year taxes and delinquent taxes not covered by a tax sale certificate are available for payment online.  Please contact our office for assistance on tax sale redemption amounts. If paying by eCheck, you must have a receipt number located near the top of your tax statement that you received in August. 

Vehicle Renewals:

 Half year license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal at this time.  Beginning in February, 2010, delinquent renewals will be allowed to renew online. Delinquent online renewal will only be available for December, 2009 renewals & forward.   To renew your vehicles online, you must have a PIN number which is located on the renewal statement that is mailed to you. 

Drivers License:

Drivers License are renewed every day in Knoxville EXCEPT the 1st & 3rd Fridays. The drivers license team issue in Pella on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month.  You can renew your drivers license 30 days prior to your birthdate & 60 days after your birthdate.

 Drivers License in Pella

Because of tulip time, we will only be in Pella one time in May for Drivers License Issuance.

 Drivers License  Examiners will be in  Pella  March 7, 2014,  March 21, 2014, April 4, 2014, April 18,2014 & May 16, 2014  at the Pella Community Center Site Room 200.  The hours are from 9:00 - 4:00, & no tests can be started after 3:30. Please keep in mind that we will make great efforts to wait on everyone that is in line at end of the day.  There may be a chance that we have to turn people away at the end of the day. Tune into KNIAKRLS for weather related delays &/or cancellations. 

Please note:  There will be a $25.00  Returned Check Fee for eChecks that are returned for insufficient funds.


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Office Hours


  • Office Hours for Property Tax & Motor Vehicle: 8:00 - 4:30 | Monday - Friday
  • Driver License: 8:15 - 4:00 | Monday - Friday
  • Knoxville Drivers License closed on 1st & 3rd Fridays
  • Driver License Written Testing: 8:15 - 3:30 | Monday - Friday
  • Drive Test: 8:30-1:00 | Tuesday By Appointment only
  • Motorcycle Testing:  1:30 Tuesday ( done for the season)
  • CDL Drive Test: 9:00-3:30 | Thursday (By Appointment only)
  • Pella Driver License Site: 9:00-4:00 | 1st & 3rd Fridays
  • Pella Written Test: 9:00-3:30 | 1st & 3rd Fridays


         2014 Holidays

·        May 26, 2014
·        July 4, 2014
·        September 1, 2014
·        November 11, 2014
·        November 27, 2014
·        November 28, 2014
·        December 24, 2014 (close at noon)
·        December 25, 2014
·        December 26, 2014




Contact Information


  • Motor Vehicle:  641-828-2202
  • Driver License:   641-828-2204
  • Tax Department   641-828-2204
  • Pella Drivers License:  641-628-1695 (only on the Fridays that Pella DL is open)
  • Fax:  641-828-2206
  • Motor Vehicle Email:   treas-auto@co.marion.ia.us
  • Tax Email: demal@co.marion.ia.us
  • Office Staff:  
    • Administrative Assistant - Luanne
    • Motor Vehicle Deputies  - Michaela, Marcia
    • Clerks for Tax, Motor Vehicle & Drivers License-Vickie, Emilee, Candy, Kristen

Email Comments to: demal@co.marion.ia.us

Marion County General Website http://co.marion.ia.us


Our Location

Marion County Treasurers Office
PO Box 515 214 E Main
Knoxville , Ia  50138

Denise Emal
32,766 - 21

Welcome to Marion County

Welcome to the Marion County Treasurer’s office! If this is your first visit, we hope you will take advantage of all of the services this website has to offer. The Treasurer’s office provides property tax collection, motor vehicle renewals & drivers license. It is our desire that your experience in our office will be a pleasant & productive visit. Denise Emal, Marion County Treasurer was first elected in 1998. Please feel free to call her & visit if you have any questions. She & her staff are devoted to helping the citizens of Marion County.

Please visit us again soon!