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Replacment License Plate Issuance began April 2, 2012

                              Pay Property Taxes                                Pay Vehicle Renewals


 Online Vehicle Renewals: 

  • Vehicles with personalized or special emblem plates may not be renewed online after the second month after the expiration.  (Ex: If the plate’s registration month is December, you cannot renew the vehicle online after February 28th.)
  • A vehicle registration cannot be renewed online after the 8th month of penalty.  (Ex: If the plate’s registration month is December, you will not be able to renew online after September 30th.) 
  • Half year license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal at this time. 
  • Fire fighter plates cannot be renewed online.
  • If you have SR22 or have outstanding debts to the Clerk of Court, Department of Revenue or owe child support you will not be able to renew online.

Accepted On-Line Payment Methods:  eCheck, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for Internet transactions


A collection fee of $25.00 will be charged on all insufficient fund e-checks returned for non-payment.

Accepted Office Payment Methods:

    Motor Vehicle and Taxes:  Cash, Check, Master Card, Visa, Discover & PayPal

    Driver’s License:  Cash, Check, Master Card (Debit & Credit), Visa (Debit Only - Acceptable as long as Interlink is not listed on the back of the card) & Discover

 December Truck Renewals - Remember if your truck is licensed for 28 ton or more, you need to show your Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax payment or exemption filed with the IRS (aka 2290).  We have the form in our office otherwise you can download it from the IRS website.

Form - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2290.pdf

Instructions - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i2290.pdf

The IRS Office in Fort Dodge is located at 1728 Central Ave.  Phone: 515-576-1744

To access Humboldt County’s Website, click HERE.

To access the Humboldt County Assessor’s property information and pdf property tax statement, click HERE.

2016 Tax Sale Bidder Information


FYI’s regarding Humboldt County Property Taxes...

  •  Pay taxes by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May, 31, 2016 to avoid being published in the newspaper
  •  Pay taxes by 4:00 pm, Friday, June 17, 2016 to not be sold at the Tax Sale
  •  No taxes will be collected in the office or on the Internet on Monday, June 20, 2016

           2016 Delinquent Tax List                                    2016 Public Bidder Delinquent Tax List

           2016 Mobile Home Delinquent Tax List              2016 Mobile Home Public Bidder Delinquent Tax List  

Office Hours
  • Property Tax:  8:00 - 4:00/ Monday - Friday
  • Titles and Registrations:  8:00 - 4:00/ Monday - Friday
  • Driver License: 8:30 - 4:00 / Monday - Friday (availability is subject to change)
  •      Cut off time for first time issuance of Iowa Drivers Licenses or Iowa Identification Cards including out of state customers is 3:30 pm
  •      Written Testing: 8:30 - 3:00 / Monday - Friday
  •      Car Drive Tests: Fridays by appointment
Contact Information
Our Location

Humboldt County Treasurer’s Office                                                                                        

203 Main St                                                                                                                                   

Dakota City, IA  50529

Handicap parking is located on the northeast corner of the courthouse.  There is a handicap entrance on the east side of the building.  This leads directly to the elevator.  Our office is on the first floor.


Jana Bratland
10,044 - 79th


Welcome to the Humboldt County Treasurer’s Office website.  It is my intention that this site provide you access to my office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Currently you have the option of paying your current and delinquent property taxes or motor vehicle registration renewals online.

My office is located in the southwest corner of the first floor should you need to transact your business on site.  We are here to assist you in the collection of property tax payments, titling and registering vehicles and driver’s license issuance.

My staff is very knowledgeable and capable of handling your requests.  We look forward to working with you.

Jana, Jana P,  Kerry & Pam