Please check the "Special Closings" and "Holiday Closings" at the end of the "Office Hours Section" below for more information.

 

Belle Plaine Driver's License will be closed

February 22nd, 2017 and April 5th, 2017.

 

Vinton Driver's License will be closed

April 3rd and 4th, 2017

 Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

 

 

Welcome to Benton County, IA

Treasurer

Experience The Convenience Pay Online!

 

The 2016/2017 Benton County Property Taxes are now available online.

  They were certified at 4:23pm on July 26th, 2016. 

These taxes are for January 1st, 2015 Valuations, covering the time period of

July 1st, 2015 through June 30th, 2016. 

Statements should be postmarked by August 22nd, 2016.

           

                      Pay Property Taxes                        Pay Vehicle Renewals                                                             

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

Property Tax Payments:  2016/2017 Payable Taxes are available for viewing and payments.  Partial payments can be made on current taxes and mobile home taxes.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept partial payments on Tax Sales and Special Assessments.  Please contact us for further information.

 

 

Vehicle Renewals: 

Motor Vehicle Renewals became available online April 1, 2004; delinquent vehicle renewal became available in February 2010!
Your secure PIN number is noted on your vehicle renewal notice. Situations that are ineligible for online renewal (i.e. no PIN shows on notice) include unpaid fines or judgements through court system or DOT or DOR, half year licenses and apportioned vehicles. You may also have problems if you moved after renewal notice was produced but before you actually renewed. We continue to pursue these and other ideas to make the online system even more useable for you.
 

 * Returned e-Check Fee Notice *

If using e-Check (electronic funds transfer), please be advised a surcharge of $20 will be assessed for a dishonored check, draft or order as prescribed in Iowa Code 554.3512

 

 

2016 Benton County Tax Sale Terms and Conditions 

2016 Tax Sale Registration Form

2016 Tax Sale Bidder Authorization Form

Statement of Trade Names

2016 W-9 Form

2016 Tax Sale Publication Listing

 

2016 Tax Sale Statistics

 

 

 

Office Hours

 

 
Driver’s License Issuance:

 

Belle Plaine Driver's License will be closed

February 22nd, 2017 and April 5th, 2017.

 

Vinton Driver's License will be closed

April 3rd and 4th, 2017

 Sorry for the inconvenience.

 
Please verify hours by location:
 

BEGINNING JAN 1, 2015

Driver’s License Hours

Vinton

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

8:30am until 4:00pm

Treasurer’s Office

(enter in the west door, first office to your right)

 

Written tests must be started before 3:30pm

Phone:  (319) 472-2450

Driving Tests by appointment only

Motorcycle Driving Tests

by appointment only

ALL drive test requires Proof of Insurance

  • Motorcycle Skills Testing requires the pavement to be dry and use of protective gear.
    • Helmet          Long Pants      Shoes (must cover feet completely, NO sandals or flip flops)

Closed Wednesdays and Saturdays

 

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Belle Plaine Driver's

 

 

Belle Plaine Driver's License will be closed

February 22nd, 2017 and April 5th, 2017.

 

Vinton Driver's License will be closed

April 3rd and 4th, 2017

 Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

(See Special Closings listed below)

(If Belle Plaine, Benton Community or Vinton/Shellsburg Schools close due to weather, the Driver's License Station will be CLOSED)

Wednesdays

10:00am-4:00pm

Belle Plaine Community Center

1309 5th Ave

(enter in the Southwest door, first door on your right)

Written Tests must be started before 3:30pm

Phone: (319) 444 – 2019

Driving Tests by appointment only on Wednesday

Appointments must be scheduled no later than the Tuesday before.  Please call Vinton at 319-472-2450

Motorcycle Driving Tests

Wednesdays by appointment only

ALL drive test requires Proof of Insurance

  • Motorcycle Skills Testing requires the pavement to be dry and use of protective gear.
    • Helmet          Long Pants      Shoes (must cover feet completely, NO sandals or flip flops)

 

 

 

CAUTION: a new online drivers license renewal application became available 7-22-2013 thru the DOT website https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/ . However, make sure you are on the Official DOT site; there have been numerous reports of customers attempting this online renewal and not realizing they were on a bogus site that charges fees and does NOT renew the license.

 
 
If Belle Plaine, Benton Community or Vinton/Shellsburg Schools close due to weather, the Driver's License Station will be CLOSED.
 
Motor Vehicle Titling & Registration & Tax Collections
 
      Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
         Thursdays until 6:00pm
 
 

Special Closings 

 

Belle Plaine Driver's License will be closed

February 22nd, 2017 and April 5th, 2017.

 

Vinton Driver's License will be closed

April 3rd and 4th, 2017

 Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

 

 
 Holiday Closings

Monday, February 20th , 2017---President's Day

Monday, May 29th, 2017---Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017---Independence Day

Monday, September 4th, 2017---Labor Day

Friday, November 10th, 2017---Veteran's Day

Thursday & Friday, November 23rd & 24th, 2017---Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, December 25th, 2017---Christmas

Monday, January 1st, 2018---New Year's Day

 

 

 
 
 
Contact Information
Property Tax:
     Phone:        (319)472-2439
     Fax:            (319)472-2913
 
Motor Vehicle:
     Phone:         (319)472-2450
     Fax:             (319)472-2913
 
Driver’s License:
 Vinton: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (8:30am-4:00pm)
     Phone:         (319)472-2450
     Fax:             (319)472-2913
 Belle Plaine: Wednesdays (10-4:00pm)
     Phone/Fax: (319)444-2019
 
 
Benton County Web Site:   www.bentoncountyiowa.org
Office Staff:
  • Treasurer/Drive Test Examiner-Kelly Rae Geater
  • Deputy Treasurer-Michele S
  • Driver’s License Deputy-Melinda S
  • 3rd Deputy Treasurer-Rose S
  • Clerks-
    • Joy M
    • Nancy J
    • Joni F
    • Denise W
 
 

Email comments to:   bctreas@co.benton.ia.us

 

Our Location


 

 
Kelly Rae Geater

Took Office 1/1/1999

 

 

 

POPULATION - RANKING

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I would like to welcome you to the Benton County Treasurers’ Home Page.

My hope is this website, will make contacting our office easier and more convenient with access to information 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Answers to many questions can be found here as well as the ability to print many needed forms. Questions can also be submitted via e-mail at your convenience.

We provide the following services from our office: Property tax Collection, Issuance of Vehicle Titles and Registrations, and Driver License Issuance.

Our office is committed to carrying out these responsibilities while providing outstanding customer service through a process of continuous evaluation and improvement of the way in which we do business.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (319)472-2439 or e-mail me at bctreas@co.benton.ia.us It is my pleasure to serve you.

Thank you for visiting us on the web.  Have a GREAT DAY.

Kelly Rae Geater, Benton County Treasurer

 

Benton County Treasurer’s Office
111 E 4th St., Vinton, IA  52349
Enter the courthouse through the west door, we are the first door on the north side of the hall.
 
Belle Plaine Driver’s License Station
1309 5th Ave., Belle Plaine, IA  52208
Enter the Community Center from the southwest door, we are located in the conference room on the right.