Welcome to Washington County, IA Treasurer
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   Pay Property Taxes            Pay Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals



Discover, Mastercard, and Visa credit cards, as well as e-checks are accepted for internet payments.  Please review the following important notes before beginning the payment process:




Property Tax - Current year taxes and delinquent taxes not covered by a tax sale certificate are available for payment through this site.  Please contact our office directly for tax sale redemption amounts.

  • When entering parcel numbers, please enter only the numeric digits.  For example, if your statement shows the parcel number WACWS 10-12-400-021,, enter only 1012400021.  Do not enter any letter, dashes, or spaces.
  • To search for parcel numbers by name, enter the last name first followed by comma, a space, and then all or part of the first name.  For example, to search for al parcels owned by John Smith, enter, Smith, John.
  • If paying by e-check, you will be asked to enter your six-digit Tax Receipt number.  Your Tax Receipt number is located in the bottom-left corner of each payment stub on your tax statement.  Please enter only the six-digit receipt number.  Do not include the tax year.

Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals - You are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice that contains a PIN number for online renewals.

  • You are not eligible to renew online if proof of insurance is required, any state debts are owed, or the vehicle is apportioned.

              *** A $30 service charge will be assessed on all e-checks returned due to insufficient funds ***


Washington County Online Real Estate Information - Click here to access Washington County’s online real estate information database.


Tax Sale Information

Washington County’s annual tax sale was held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 17, 2013, in the main courtroom of the Washington County Courthouse.  Adjourned sales are held on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the Washington County Treasurer’s office.  Please see the following links for information and forms needed to register as a bidder.

2013 Tax Sale Terms/Conditions and Forms

2013 Tax Sale List


Office Hours


 8:00 am to 4:15 pm -- Monday through Friday     

  • Written tests are adminstered daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Car Drive tests are available by appointment only.
  • Motorcycle Skills Testing is offered by appointment on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. (weather permitting).


2014 Holiday Closings --          

January 1 - New Year's Day

February 17 - President's Day May 26 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independance Day September 1 - Labor Day November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 27 - Thanksgiving November 28 - Thanksgiving December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas    


Contact Information


  • Phone:  319-653-7721 -- Tax Administration Department
  • Phone:  319-653-7724 -- Motor Vehicle Department
  • Phone:  319-653-7789 -- Drivers License Department
  • Fax:  319-653-7785
  • Email:  treasurer@co.washington.ia.us
  • Our website:  http://co.washington.ia.us
  • Office Staff:   Jolene Colthurst - Deputy Treasurer
                            Teresa Long - Deputy Treasurer
                            Karen Redlinger - Deputy Treasurer
                            Mary Sue Northup - Clerk
                            Marcy Stout - Clerk


Our Location

Washington County Treasurer
222 W Main St.
PO Box 889
Washington, IA  52353

Jeffrey A. Garrett
21,704 - 28th


Welcome to the Washington County Treasurer’s page of the Iowa State County Treasurers Association website.

The Washington County Treasurer’s Office is committed to finding new and better ways to serve the citizens of Washington County.

I hope that this page will be the first of many innovations through which Washington County citizens can access county government.