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Hanna Gwinn
Treasurer

Took Office January 23rd, 2016

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 Lucas County is located in South Central Iowa, our county population is about 8,898; the County Seat of Chariton is located about 50 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa.  

Chariton is the home of the Hy-Vee Food Stores and their main warehouse is still located in Chariton.  Chariton also is home to Johnson Machines Works, a family owned business that has been in our community since 1904.

Lucas County has several beautiful parks with   bike, hiking, and equestrian trails along with camping sites.

 

 

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

You can now call and schedule for the Motorcycle Skills tests.  The test will be Mondays @ 1:30pm out at C&C Cycle.  You must be on the schedule in our office to test. If you are renting C&C Cycles bike, arrangements need to be made before the day of the test, as they are closed Mondays. Please call our office for other important details.

 

2017 Tax Sale Information- The 2017 Lucas County Tax Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 19th, 2017. 

Important Dates to know:

Any payments made on or after May 17th, must be certified funds

Taxes must be paid by May 19th to not be published in the Chariton Newspaper.

Delinquent Taxes will be published in the Chariton Newspaper on June 1st.

Must be registered by Thursday, June 15th @ 4:00 p.m. the cost is $25.00.

Tax Sale Buyer Information:

Click here for Letter to all Tax Sale Buyers

Click here for Taxe Sale Buyer Registration

Click here for Tax Sale Buyer Terms & Conditions

Click here for Authorization to Represent Bidder

Click here for W-9 Forms

The Published Delinquent list will be available soon.

 

The new 2015 property taxes have been mailed out and are available online.

These taxes are due September 2016 and March 2017

Taxes are for the time period- July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

ATTENTION ALL CDL LICENSE HOLDERS- When you renew your drivers license be sure to bring your state certified BIRTH CERTIFICATE or a valid US PASSPORT.  This will be required to renew your license just this one time and should not be needed again.

Pay Online:

Discover, Mastercard, Visa and e-Check are accepted for Internet Transactions. When paying property taxes by parcel number please enter the 10 digit parcel number which appears in the bottom right corner of either payment stub. A $30.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds.

Office Hours:

  • Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes...........Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Driver’s License..........................................Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30p.m.
    • Written Tests..................................Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m .
      You must arrive no later than 3:00 p.m. to ensure time to complete the test and be issued a credential.
    • Drive Tests....................Tuesdays by appointment 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Motorcycle Skills Test..Mondays by appointment 1:30 p.m.

Note:  We accept Credit and Debit Cards as a form of payment for Vehicle and Property Tax transactions in our office.  Debit cards have a fee of $2.00 and Credit card's fee is 2.25% plus $1.50 fee per transaction.  We do not accept payments over the phone.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  

Driver's license also accepts Card transactions, the fee is $1.50 per transaction and restrictions for card types apply.  

Holiday Closings:

Monday, February 20, 2017 President's Day
Monday, May 29, 2017 Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Independence Day
Monday, September 4, 2017 Labor Day
Friday, November 10, 2017 Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24, 2017 Day After Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25, 2017 Christmas
Monday, January 1, 2018 New Year's Day
   

Contact Information:

  • Property Tax..............(641-774-5213)
  • Motor Vehicle............(641-774-5213)
  • Driver’s License..........(641-774-5213) -For assistance determining the documents you will need to bring with you, please click here.
  • Fax.............................(641-774-0428)
  • Email.......................... gwinnh@lucasco.org
  • Office Staff
    • Deputy...........Ellen
    • Deputy...........Toni
    • Clerk..............Sadye

Our Location

           Lucas County Treasurer’s Office
           916 Braden Ave.
          Chariton, IA 50049

We are located on the 2nd floor

The Handicap entrance is located on the South side of the Courthouse.