The Butler County Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public until further notice due to Covid-19 concerns. We closed at noon on Tuesday, March 17. The office will continue to process and support property tax payments and motor vehicle transactions at this time but customer will be required to conduct their transactions through the mail, online at www.iowatreasurers.org, or by using the drop box on the north (parking lot) side of the Butler County Courthouse.
Customers who choose to pay by mail should send payments to PO Box 327, Allison, IA 50602. Customers paying online can visit www.iowatreasurers.org and pay by e-check for $0.25 or by credit card with a fee of 2.25% of the total transaction. Online payments for motor vehicle or property taxes will require a PIN or Receipt Number that are included on the prospective billing statement. Treasurer’s staff will be available to provide PIN or Receipt Numbers if you can’t find them. We can be reached at 319-267-2703 (Tax) or 319-267-2774 (Auto) or through email at Treasurer@butlercoiowa.org .
Customers who need to conduct motor vehicle title transfers may call our office and staff will work to ensure the proper process is followed. If your vehicle registration expired January 16, 2020 or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended.
If you purchase or transfer a vehicle, you will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. Carry your purchase documents/bill of sale in your car when driving until it is transferred into your name and plated. The bill of sale is also needed at the treasurer’s office to complete the transfer.
If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer, you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. Carry your purchase documents in your car when driving until it is transferred into your name and plated.
The Driver’s License Department is closed completely until further notice. 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 until the declared disaster is lifted.
On Thursday, March 19th, in an effort to further combat COVID-19 and provide added relief for Iowans, Governor Reynolds signed an additional State Public Health Emergency Declaration under her authority.
Key provisions of this declaration affecting counties are:
Property Tax Payments
- This suspends ONLY the penalty and interest in the collection of property tax until April 16. It does NOT change any of the current dates pertaining to the mailing of the delinquent notices and the conduct of the tax sale. Most importantly, this does NOT suspend in any way the actual payment of property taxes. Property tax and mobile home tax will be assessed 1.5% penalty fee rounded to the nearest dollar on April 17th.
The Treasurer’s Office will continue to update the public as any new information develops. Anyone with questions can call the Treasurer’s Office at 319-267-2703 (Tax) or 319-267-2774 (Auto) or visit www.butlercoiowa.org.