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 Driver's License Station in Belle Plaine wil be permanently closed. The last day we will issue in Belle Plaine will be January 29, 2020. We will be open 10am-2pm. Driver's License in Vinton we begin issuing Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm beginning the week of Feb 3, 2020.
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.
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.
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
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
Driver’s License Issuance:
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.
Please verify hours by location:
Driver’s License Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30am until 4:00pm
(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
ALL drive test requires Proof of Insurance
Closed Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
(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)
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
No Drive Exams
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
BELLE PLAINE DRIVER'S LICENSE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15, 2020 DUE TO WEATHER!!!
Effective Feb 1, 2020 the Driver's License Station in Belle Plaine will be permanently closed. The last day we will issue in Belle Plaine will be January 29, 2020. We will be open 10am-2pm. Driver's License in Vinton will begin issuing Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm beginning the week of Feb 3, 2020.
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
Vinton: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (8:30am-4:00pm)
Belle Plaine: Wednesdays (10-4:00pm)
- Deputy Treasurer-Michele S
- Driver’s License Deputy-Melinda S
- 3rd Deputy Treasurer-Rose S
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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 email@example.com 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.
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.