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!

Response to COVID-19

Governor Reynolds has issued several Proclamations of Disaster Emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic which affect property taxes, vehicle registration renewals and driver's licenses as follows:

PROPERTY TAXES: Suspension of penalties and interest for property tax payments through July 31, 2020. Taxes are marked delinquent if not paid by March 31, 2020, but late penalties and interest will not apply until August 3, 2020.

Please note: To adhere to social distancing guidelines we encourage that property tax payments be mailed, paid on-line or deposited in the courthouse drop box on the west side of the courthouse on Benton Avenue.  Please indicate if you would like a receipt.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION RENEWALS: Penalties on unpaid annual registration fees with a renewal month of January, February, March, April and May will be delayed through August 31, 2020.

DRIVER'S LICENSES:  Drivers Licenses are by appointment only. This includes testing.  Call 641-322-3210 for an appointment. If your driver's license has an expiration date of January 16, 2020 or later you do not have to renew your license at this time. It will remain valid for driving purposes until the declared disaster has ended, currently through August 23, 2020. 




(This is for taxes for 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020)



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 .25 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.


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

Click here for Real ID Information - Does your license FLY?


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

2020 Holiday Closings:

Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 17 President's Day
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3 Independence Day Observed
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday, December 31 New Year's Eve
Friday, January 1 New Year's Day

Contact Information:

  • Treasurer's Office ..................(641) 322-3210
  • Fax.........................................(641) 322-4647
  • Email......................................
  • County
  • Office Staff
    • Nancy Barnes, 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.