Nancy Barnes

Took Office 07/01/2001


Visit the Adams County website!

Welcome to the Adams County Treasurer's web page!  We provide the services of Property Tax collection, Motor Vehicle titling and registration and Driver's Licensing.

We strive to provide courteous, professional service to our customers and will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. 

Please do not hesitate to  contact our office by phone or email with any questions or comments you may have. 

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Welcome to Adams County, Iowa. Enjoy online payment options for your convenience!


2018 Tax Sale Information

 The 2018 Adams County Tax Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018.  The sale will be conducted at the Adams County Courthouse and bidders shall place their bids online.  Please click on the following link for additional information:

2018 Notice to Tax Sale Purchasers

Please note, all bids must be placed online. Live bids will not be accepted. To obtain additional information, please email the Treasurer's Office at or call (641) 322-3210.

Delinquent Tax List 05/31/2018

Public Bidder Tax List 05/31/2018



Pay Online:

Discover, Mastercard, Visa and e-Check are accepted for Internet Transactions.  A $30.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds.

Online payments by echeck are only $0 .40 per transaction! 

Less than the cost of a postage stamp!

TAXES:  To search for taxes by name enter the last name first followed by comma, a space, then all or part of the first name.  If paying by e-check you will be asked to enter your five-digit tax receipt number.  This is located on the upper right corner of your payment stub on your tax statement. 

MOTOR VEHICLE:  You are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice that contains a PIN number. Your vehicle does not qualify for online renewal if the registration requires proof of insurance (SR) or if any state debts are owed.  Half year registrations are not eligible.

DRIVER'S LICENSE:  You may renew your driver's license 30 days before your birthday and up to 60 days after your birthday.


Take the Driver's License practice test - just like the real test! 

Test your knowledge of the rules of the road for the State of Iowa.  The practice tests have been created by the Iowa DOT to provide new drivers with the foundation to safely meet their responsibilities on the road and to remind all drivers of safe driving habits.


Veteran Designation:

Iowa veterans can now add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards.  A link to the required form can be found by clicking here. Your County's Veterans Affairs office will need to complete part of that form before the designation can be added to your drivers license or identification card. Please share this post to help spread the word to Veterans.

Office Hours:

  • Treasurer's Office.................................Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Driver’s License...................................Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Written Tests............................Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m .
      You must arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. to ensure time to complete the test and be issued a credential.
    • Drive Tests..............................Tuesdays mornings by appointment

We are pleased to announce the addition of credit and debit cards to the list of payment options for in office motor vehicle and property tax transactions. Please contact the Treasurer’s office for additional information regarding applicable service fees.

Holiday Closings:

Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 19 President's Day
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, November 12 Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23 Thanksgiving
Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day
Monday, December 31 New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1 New Year's Day

Contact Information:

  • Treasurer's Office ..................(641) 322-3210
  • Fax.........................................(641) 322-4647
  • Email......................................
  • County
  • Office Staff
    • Nancy Kempton, Treasurer
    • Lori Shires, Deputy
    • Holly Schafer, Clerk
    • Kevin Provost, Drive Test Examiner

Our Location:

Adams County Treasurer's Office
500 9th St
Corning, Iowa  50841

The Treasurer's office is located on the main floor of the courthouse.

The Handicap entrance is located on the southwest corner of the Courthouse.