Welcome to Emmet County, IA




Brenda Moore


Experience The Convenience Pay Online!

For your convenience, use an eCheck*, Discover Card, Mastercard or Visa card to pay your property taxes or to renew your vehicle license online.  Fees will apply.



If you opt to pay your property taxes by eCheck,  you will be asked to enter a receipt number as your PIN.  Your receipt number will be found in the lower right corner of each half year’s payment stub.   Use the 6 digit TAX RECEIPT number:  (Example: TAX RECEIPT #123456)  To find your parcel,  enter the 10 digit Parcel NO. on your statement.  (Example: 0123456789) OR You can find your parcel by entering your name.  When the address appears, check to make sure it is your address.  Call us at 712-362-3824 if you have any problems.

We are now accepting delinquent tax payments online.  If a parcel has been sold on Tax Sale, you cannot pay online, at this time.

Payment by 11:59 pm September 30th or March 31st will be acceptable online.

In the event any payment is returned for non-sufficient funds, a $30.00 fee will be charged.



To renew online you will have had to receive your renewal notice through the US Postal Service.   It will contain your PIN number, needed for online renewals.  Half year license, and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal.  You may not renew online if you owe fines, child support, or need SR 22 insurance.

We require a bill of sale with all transfers, download below.



Office Hours

8:00- 4:30 / Monday - Friday 

  • Driver's License Hours: 8:30 - 3:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
  • Driver's License Knowledge Testing must be started by 3:30.
  • CDL Knowledge Testing must be started by 3:00.
  • Drive tests by appointment only.
  • CDL and Motorcyle drives are NOT offered in Emmet County.
  • You may renew up to 6 months before or 60 days after your birthday.


Contact Information


  • Property Tax : 712-362-3824
  • Motor Vehicle: 712-362-5679
  • Driver's License: 712-362-5679
  • Fax: 712-362-7829



  • Brenda Moore, Treasurer
  • Deb, Tax Clerk; Motor Vehicle, Driver's License          
  • Silvia, Motor Vehicle, Driver's License 
  • Kati, Motor Vehicle      
  • Angie, Driver's License 



  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Our Location

Emmet County Treasurer’s Office

609 1 Ave N Ste 8

Estherville, IA 51334


For your convenience a payment drop box is located at the West door (N 6th St side) of the Courthouse.  Cash payments are not accepted in the drop box.

For Handicapped Accessibility enter through the Law Enforcement Center (on the west side of the building), enter the Sheriff’s hallway and continue down the hallway.    (If you need a wheelchair, check with the Sheriff’s Office).    You will enter the Courthouse and the elevator is directly across from that hallway.   In the elevator you will push floor 2.    The Treasurer’s Office is directly across from the elevator.




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