Welcome to Monroe County, IA Treasurer
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Please visit our countywebsite for all of your current county needs.



>>Pay Property Taxes                     

>>Pay Your Vehicle tags

Payment Methods-eCheck, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for Internet transactions and in office transactions for motor vehicle and property tax. Driver License takes a limited number of credit/debit card transactions.

There is a $30.00 returned check fee for any returned check, this included internet and credit/debit card payments

Vehicle Renewals:

If your vehicle registration is delinquent, the vehicle may not qualify for online renewal. Half year license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal at this time.

If you have a special plate or a plate that requires you to present us with additonal documentation then you will not be able to renew online you must come into the office to renew your vehicle(s).

Property Taxes:
All Tax Sale Redemptions have to be processed in the Treasurer’s Office please contact us at 641-932-5011 for assistance.  Advance property tax payments are allowed and can be made by mail or in the Treasurer’s Office please contact us at the above listed number for assistance.


Effective immediately there shall be a $2.00 per parcel per year charge for any tax searches for anyone other than the title holder of record or contract holder of record.



445.23  Statement of taxes due.

Upon request, the county treasurer shall state in writing the full amount of taxes against a parcel, all sales for unpaid taxes, and the amount needed to redeem the parcel, if redeemable.  If the person requesting the statement is not the titleholder of record or contract holder of record of the parcel, that person shall pay a fee at the rate of two dollars per parcel for each year for which information is requested, and the money shall be deposited in the county general fund.

[C73, §848; C97, §1393; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §7197; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §445.23 ]

91 Acts, ch 191, §38; 92 Acts, ch 1016, §21






The 2014 Tax Sale will be held June 16th, 2014 in the office of County Treasurer.  The 'Registration of Tax Sale Buyer or Assignee' form, W-9 form and 'Authorization to Represent Bidder' form, if applicable, must be properly completed and returned to our office on or before NOON, Friday, June 13, 2014, to be an eligible bidder at the Tax Sale on Monday, June 16th.  BIDDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER THE DAY OF THE SALE.

To prevent parcels from being offered the day of the Tax Sale, the taxpayer shall pay the amount owed prior to 4:00 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 in the office of Monroe County Treasurer.  Payment in the office is to be made in the form of cash, cashier's check or money order effective June 1, 2014 thru Friday, June 13, 2014 .  On-line payments shall be made prior to 11:59 PM, Sunday, June 15, 2014.  Last day to pay to avoid publication is May 23, 2014.

The annual publication of delinquent taxes wil be published in the Monroe County News on June 3, 2014.

The links below will be activated as the forms become available.

Tax Sale List 

If you are interested in the public bidder list or a mobile home list please contact the office and we will be glad to get you a copy or you can obtain the full list from the Albia Newspaper office with the publication date of June 3, 2014.

Tax Sale cover letter

Tax sale bidder registration form

Authorization to represent bidder form


Driver License Changes

Driver's License Information:  As of January 15, 2013, the 2005 Real ID Act will take effect in Iowa Driver's License stations.  A Real ID Driver's License or ID Card is required to board a Federal regulated aircraft, Enter a Federal building that requires identification (such as a Social Security office) and to enter a nuclear power plant.  Documents required to obtain a Real ID are:  Certified US Birth Certificate or US Passport, Social Security Card and two (2) forms of Iowa address verification.  For questions or additonal information, please call the Treasurer's Office at 641-932-5011 

You may also find more detailed information on the IDOT's website:  http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/realid/faq.html

Office Hours

  • Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00 / Monday - Friday 
  • On the 1st business day of each month: 9:00 - 4:00
  • Motor Vehicle: 8:00 - 3:30/ Monday - Friday
  • Driver License: 8:30 - 3:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License Written Testing: 8:30 - 2:45 / Monday - Friday
  • Car Drives: 9:00 - 2:45 /Thursday
Contact Information

Our Location

Monroe County Treasurers’ Office
10 Benton Ave
Albia IA 52531

We are located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

2014 Holiday Schedule

 February 17, 2014   President's Day

April 18, 2014        Good Friday

May 26 .2014        Memorial Day

June 30, 2014    Close at 2:00 PM for Year End Processing

July 4, 2014         Independence Day

September 1, 2014     Labor day

November 11, 2014  Veteran’s Day

November 27 and 28, 2014   Thanksgiving

December 25 and 26,  2014  Christmas

January 1, 2015   New Years Day


Peggy VandenBerg

Welcome to the home page of the Monroe County Treasurer!!

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.

Also visit the official Monroe County website at www.monroecoia.us for contact information for all departments within Monroe County as well as numerous other sources of information.

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 responsibilites 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.  I look forward to talking to you.

Have a great day!!! 

Peggy VandenBerg 

Monroe County Treasurer