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

 

Effective January 1, 2020, the Hardin County Treasurer’s Office will require 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, (Closed Tues), Wednesday, Thursday & 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............................Thursdays by appointment 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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.