Welcome to O’Brien County, IA Treasurer
Experience The Convenience Pay Online!

Click here to pay taxes.                Click here to pay vehicle tags.          

WELCOME to the Official Treasurers’ website:         

The fee for an E-Check is now 40 cents, less than a postage stamp!

Internet transactions are payable by MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or eCheck.                   

We are now able to accept debit cards and credit cards in the office, for taxes or motor vehicle.   Fees will apply. 

To pay by eCheck, you will need the RECEIPT number from your tax billing statement, 
or the PIN number from your motor vehicle renewal notice. 

An E-check that is returned for insufficient funds will be charged a fee of $20.00.

  • To pay property tax, enter your 10 digit PARCEL number, or enter your name in the correct field, in the following format:     Last name, comma, first name.   IE:  Brown, Charles
  • We are now accepting delinquent tax payments online.  If a parcel has been sold on Tax Sale, or has been Suspended, you cannot pay online, at this time. 
  • Payment by 11:59 pm September 30th or March 31st will be acceptable online.
  • Motor Vehicle Tag Renewal Available Online.  Click on the Vehicle Tags above.  You may not renew online if you owe fines, child support, or need SR 22 insurance.  You will need the PIN number from your renewal notice to pay online.
  • Drivers Licensing 8:00 to 4:00 Daily in Office, written tests prior to 3:30 pm. 
  • Motorcycle Drive tests by appointment only on Wednesday at 9:00 am unless bad weather. 
  • CDL written tests given anytime prior to 3:30 pm.
  • CDL Drive tests are not available here  (no 4-lane, no stoplight). 
  • CDL Drive tests available in Spencer Tuesday -Friday daily.  Saturday 8 to 12 noon. 


Tax Sale Buyer Registration Forms

Tax Sale Buyer Terms & Conditions

Tax Sale Buyer W-9 Form


Office Hours

  • Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License: 8:00 - 4:00 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License Written Testing: 8:00 - 3:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Drive Test given 8:00 to 11:30 and 1:30 to 3:15 /Monday-Friday
  • Motorcycle Tests - 9:00 am Wednesday Morning, by Appointment
Contact Information

  • Phone: 712-957-3210
  • Motor Vehicle: 712-957-4185
  • Driver License: 712-957-3208
  • Fax: 712-957-0015
  • Email treasurer or tax: obctreas@tcaexpress.net
  • Email Motor Vehicle: obcsj@tcaexpress.net
  • Office Staff:
    • Deputy Treasurer - Missy Hattermann
    • Motor Vehicle Deputy - Sharon Johnson 
    • Driver's License Deputy-Laura Scroggin
    • Driver License/MV  Clerk - Brooke Stevens
Our Location & Holidays

O’Brien County Treasurer
2nd Floor Courthouse
155 S Hayes Ave PO Box 310
Primghar IA 51245

2014 Holidays:

January 1st, New Year’s Day
February 17th, President’s Day
May 26th, Memorial Day
July 4th, Independence Day
September 1st,  Labor Day
November 11th, Veterans Day
November 27th and 28th, Thanksgiving
December 24th and 25th, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Phyllis Rohlfsen, Treasurer


Prairie Heritage Center

14,428 - 57th

Welcome to the O’Brien County Internet Payment Site. 
O’Brien County is the home of Black Soil, some of the best in the State of Iowa.  
Our communities are:

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And make sure you stop by the Prairie Heritage Nature Center, on Hwy. 10 southeast of Sutherland.