Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Benton County Treasurer's Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transfering titles to motor vehicles between private parties.  A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required froma  dealership.

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

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.  Benton County will join other counties and require a bill of sale effective January 1, 2020.  The Bill of Sale should include the seller's name, make, year, VIN of the vehicle along with the buyer's name, date of sale, purchase price and seller's signature.


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


Effective Feb 1, 2020 the Benton County Treasurer's Office will no longer be open on Thursday Nights.  Our normal hours will be Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm





Welcome to Benton County, IA


Experience The Convenience Pay Online!


The 2019/2020 Benton County Property Taxes are now available. 

Certified by the Auditor to the Treasurer on 8/5/19 at 2:41 pm.

These taxes are for the January 1st, 2018 Valuations,

covering the time period of July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019. 

 These taxes are payable September 2019 and March 2020 and

for July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019.

Tax Statements will be mailed out in the next few weeks. 

Thank You           

                      Pay Property Taxes                        Pay Vehicle Renewals                                                             

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

Property Tax Payments:  2019/2020 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


2019 Tax Sale Information

New Location:

Benton County Service Center at 811 D Ave, Vinton, IA  52349 


2019 Tax Sale Terms and Conditions

2019 Tax Sale Registration (Fillable PDF)

2019 W9 Tax Form (Fillable PDF)

2019 Tax Sale Bidder Authorization Form (Fillable PDF)

Statement of Trade Names (Fillable PDF)

2019 Benton County Tax Sale Listing (PDF) (1)

2019 Tax Sale Stats 


Tax Sale Information

2018 Tax Sale Publication Listing  PDF

2018 Tax Sale Stats

2017 Tax Sale Information 

2017 Tax Sale Publication Listing

2017 Tax Sale Stats

2016 Tax Sale Information

2016 Tax Sale Publication Listing

2016 Tax Sale Statistics




Office Hours
Motor Vehicle Titling & Registration & Property Tax Collection
   Monday thru Friday 8am-4:30pm
Driver’s License Issuance:
See hours listed below. 

Does your license fly???

All Iowans with current licenses or ID's, click here for information on obtaining a REAL ID before October of 2020!

What is a REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver's license today than before the passage of the Act.



Driver’s License Hours


Monday thru 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 Tuesdays by appointment only

ALL drive test requires Proof of Insurance





(See Special Closings listed below)



CAUTION: a new online drivers license renewal application became available 7-22-2013 thru the DOT website . 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.

Motor Vehicle Titling & Registration & Tax Collections
      Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Special Closings 


 Holiday Closings

Monday, February 17, 2020-President's 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 & Friday November 25 & 26, 2020-Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 24, 2020 at noon- Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25, 2020-Christmas

Friday, January 1, 2021-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:
     Phone:         (319)472-2450
     Fax:             (319)472-2913
Benton County Web Site:
Office Staff:


  • Deputy Treasurer-Michele S
  • Driver’s License Deputy-Melinda S
  • 3rd Deputy Treasurer-Rose S
  • Clerks-
    • Joy M
    • Jodi B
    • Denise W

Email comments to:


Our Location








26,638 - 23rd


 Welcome to the Benton County Treasurers’ Home Page.

We hope  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 the office at (319)472-2450 or (319)472-2439 or e-mail me at It is our pleasure to serve you.

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


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.