Welcome to Winneshiek County, IA Treasurer
Experience The Convenience Pay Online!


>>Pay Property Taxes 

>>Pay Your Vehicle tags

Accepted On-Line Payment Methods-eCheck, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for Internet transactions.
You can now access the Assessor Property Information on each parcel from Step 3 of the property tax application. 

At this time we cannot accept Visa or MasterCard payments at our counter for driver services payments.  MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards can be used in our office for real estate tax payments and for motor vehicle title and registration payments,  but we are required to impose an extra service fee on those transactions.

Property Tax:

Payments are due September 1 and March 1 of each year.  Penalties apply to payments unpaid on or after Oct. 1 and April 1 of each year.   Mailed payments that are postmarked by September 30 and March 31 respectively are considered to be timely.  Payments made on our website are timely if completed by Midnight September 30 and Midnight March 31 respectively. 

Each property owner will receive a statement in August for tax due in the upcoming fiscal year.  If your property tax payment is paid through an escrow account, this statement will be for your information purpose only.  Please return the stub(s) from the statement with your payment if you submit your payment by mail. 

Vehicle Renewals:


In order to complete your vehicle registration renewal online you will need to use the plate number from one of your vehicles and your PIN number.  You will find this PIN number in the upper right hand corner of your renewal notice.   Contact our office if you cannot find this PIN. 

Half year truck license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal at this time.

Office Hours

  • Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License: 8:00 - 4:00 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License  Knowledge (written) Tests: 8:00 - 3:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Car Drive Tests (behind the wheel): 8:00 -3:00 / Monday Through Friday
  • CDL Drives - By Appointment
Contact Information

  • Phone 563-382-3753
  • Motor Vehicle: 563-382-3753
  • Fax: 563-387-4083
  • Email: wwalter@co.winneshiek.ia.us
  • Office Staff:
  • Wayne Walter-Treasurer
  • Brenda Kreitzer-Deputy Teasurer 
  • Stacey Darling-Deputy Treasurer 
  • Nate Onsager-Clerk
  • Amanda Humpal-Clerk
  • Dawn Hageman-Clerk
  • Sheila Mracek-Clerk
Our Location

Winneshiek County Courthouse

201 West Main Street

Decorah, IA 52101

Wayne Walter
21,250 - 29th

Welcome to the Winneshiek County Treasurers’ Home Page!!

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.

We provide the following services from our office: Property tax Collection, Issuance of Vehicle Titles and Registrations,  Driver License testing and issuance, and photo ID card 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.

Please visit us again!!!!,
Wayne Walter
Winneshiek County Treasurer