Machel Eichmeier

Treasurer

meichmeier@hardincountyia.gov

641-939-8232

Took Office 04/26/2010

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Visit the Hardin County website!

 

ISCTA Certified Treasurer,

Certified May 16, 2013

Recertified May 18, 2016

 

 

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

 

News From Your Treasurer 

 

  Property taxes for March 2020 are still considered delinquent as of April 1st However with the Governor's exteded proclamation we are allowed to take your payment with no penalty until July 31, 2020.  Please have your payment postmarked, paid on line or in our drop box (East Side Entrance) by July 31, 2020 to avoid penalty.  

At the Hardin County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 3, 2020, officials have determined that the Hardin County Courthouse will be open to the public June 8, 2020, however we will have limited customers allowed in the building at the same time.  We will be taking appointments so you will want to contact us prior to coming to the Courthouse to schedule your appointment.  

At this time we are still encouraging the use of our online services, mail and drop box options for services.  If this is not possible please call our office for an appointment to visit the office. 

Tax 641-939-8230

Motor Vehicle 641-939-8226 

Driver's License 641-939-8238

Please use the east entrance and let the Security officer know the reason for your visit and they will provide you with a colored coded card for the office you are needing to visit. 

 If you are not feeling well or possibly at risk, please refrain from visiting the courthouse.

Treasurer’s Office Property Taxes:  The best and most secure way to pay property taxes is online.  Property taxes can be paid online with a receipt number that can be found on your property tax statement or by calling our office.  Property taxes can be paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org.  When paying online, you are provided a receipt to print for your records if needed.  If you need assistance making the online payment, please call our office and we can direct you.  This would be the best method and avoids all exposure with the public.  The fee for an e-check payment is only $0.25. 

 

The next best method is sending the payment by mail.   We will process your payment as they are received.   If you would like to have a receipt, same as previous practice you will have to provide us with a self-addressed stamped envelope, or an email address and we will be happy to provide you with a receipt.  Also, please provide your telephone number with your mailed payment in the event we need to contact you.

 

The next best method would be dropping off your payment in our drop box located by the street at the East entrance.  We ask that you put your payment in an envelope and give us your email address or phone number in the event we need to contact you.  If you are needing a receipt you will need to request a receipt.

 

No payments for property tax will be accepted in person.  If you don’t know the amount due, you will have to go online and pay or call our office for the amount and either use the mail or our drop box.

 

Please note: Currently, the deadlines for payments remain in effect, however we will be accepting payments with no penalty until June 25, 2020.

 

Treasurer’s Office Motor Vehicle:  The best and most secure way to pay motor vehicle registration renewals is online.  Registrations can be paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org.  When paying online, you are provided a receipt to print for your records if needed.  If you need assistance making the payment, please call our office and we can direct you.  This would be the best method and avoids all exposure with the public.  The fee for the e-check is only $0.25. 

 

The next best method is sending the payment by mail.  We will process your payments as we receive them.  Please provide a telephone number with your mailed payment in the event we need to contact you.

 

The next best method would be dropping off your payment in our drop box located by the street at the East entrance.  We ask that you put your payment in an envelope and give us your email address or phone number in the event we need to contact you.  If you are dropping your payment in our drop box please notice that you can remove the mailing fee from the notice that you received $1.00 per vehicle if just sticker is needed, $3.00 if replacement plate is required.  If the payment given to us includes the postage, we will not refund the postage but donate it to the Organ Donor Transplant awareness fund.  

 

Any other Motor Vehicle Transactions other than renewals you will need to contact our office to discuss what business that you are needing to take care. We will ask you to provide us with a phone number and we will make provisions to service your needs by appointment. 

 

Treasurer’s Office Driver’s License:  If you need to renew your driver’s license, we encourage you to try to renew online at https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/renew.  You do have 60 days after the expiration date on your driver’s license to renew. 

 

The Governor’s COVID-19 proclamation of disaster of emergency contains several waivers related to driver’s license and vehicle titling, registration, and license plate requirements as well as overweight loads and hours of service requirements for motor carriers.  Please contact us for the details of how this would affect your motor vehicle or driver’s license. 

 

 

Tax                      641-939-8230

Motor Vehicle       641-939-8226

Driver’s License    641-939-8238

Machel                641-939-8230

 

Thank you for your patience as we all try to get through this situation. 

 

Sincerely,

Machel Eichmeier

Hardin County Treasurer

 

Effective January 1, 2020, the Hardin County Treasurer’s Office will request customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties and all dealer sales with an implementation date of July 1, 2020. 

The Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISCTA) in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State’s Road Use Tax fund.

The ISCTA Executive Board is encouraging all 99 counties to proactively require a bill of sale to be completed by both the seller and buyer in advance of any administrative mandate. 

Required Information

Many counties already require a bill of sale between private parties and are allowed to do so pursuant to section 321.13 of the Iowa Code. Hardin County will join other counties in requesting a bill of sale effective January 1, 2020 and will make it mandatory July 1, 2020. The Bill of Sale should include

  • Vehicle year
  • Make of vehicle
  • Vehicle Identification number (VIN)
  • Buyer's name
  • Date of sale
  • Purchase price
  • Signature of seller

The bill of sale requirement will not require a notary unless there are errors or alterations on the title or other documents presented for transfer or upon examination there are questions on the legality of the application, or the truth of any statement made. 

This Bill of Sale Form (PDF) may be used. The Treasurer's Office will accept any Bill of Sale form as long as it has all the pertinent information.

Pay Online:

Discover, Mastercard, Visa and e-Check are accepted for Internet Transactions. When paying property taxes by e-Check you will be asked to enter a receipt number as your PIN.   Your receipt number can be found in the upper right corner of either payment stub. A $20.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds,closed account or no account.

 

Veteran Designation:

Iowa veterans can now add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards. PLEASE NOTE, this designation can be added when the license or identification card is being renewed or a duplicate license for $10.00.  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:

  • Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes......Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Driver’s License.................................. Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    • Written Tests......................... Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 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............................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, property tax and driver's license transactions. Please contact the Treasurer’s office for additional information regarding applicable service fees.

Holiday Closings:

   
   
   
Monday, January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr's B- Day
Monday, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3, 2020 Independence Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 27, 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Holiday
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Holiday
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Holiday

Contact Information:

  • Property Tax...............(641) 939-8230
  • Motor Vehicle.............(641) 939-8226
  • Driver’s License..........(641) 939-8238
  • For assistance determining the documents you will need to bring with you, please click here.
  • Fax............................(641) 939-8245
  • Email..........................meichmeier@hardincountyia.gov
  • County Website...........www.hardincountyia.gov
  • Office Staff
    • Motor Vehicle Deputy...................................................Deanna Vaux dvaux@hardincountyia.gov
    • Motor Vehicle...................................................Kristi Hofmeister khofmeister@hardincountyia.gov
    • Motor Vehicle..............................................................SamanthaCook scook@hardincountyia.gov 
    • Driver's License Deputy and Drive Examiner...............Sherry Simons ssimons@hardincountyia.gov
    • Driver's License.....................................................Michelle Harken  mharken@hardincountyia.gov
    • Tax Deputy..................................................................JessicaWright jwright@hardincountyia.gov

Our Location:

Hardin County Treasurer’s Office
1215 Edgington Avenue
P.O. Box 391
Eldora, IA 50627-0391

Drop Box for the Treasurer is located at the South Enterance.  NEW LOCATION of drop box starting January 1, 2020 will be on the East side sidewalk entrance.


Located in the County Courthouse on the first floor on the Southwest side. Handicap parking is available on the East side of the Courthouse.  East entrance for use of the elevator and only entry available starting January 1. 2020.