Welcome to Mahaska County:

Welcome to the Mahaska County Treasurer's webpage.  Motor Vehicle and Drivers License, are open for in person transactions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY as of June 1, 2020.  We are limiting Motor Vehicle appointments to title transfers, duplicate title, plate exchanges and other services not offered online, due to limited counter space and social distancing measuresWe HIGHLY recommend you wear a mask when you come to our office(s).

We are limiting in person transactions to 2 people at a time at the counter for PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS.  Property tax became delinquent October 1, 2020. Penalty applies at a rate of 1.5% the first day of each month, rounded to the nearest dollar, with a one dollar minimum per parcel.  Please contact our office at 641-673-5482 for total amount now due, or come to our office.  Please contact our office for current tax sale redemption amounts due as well.  We encourage you to consider paying your current property tax online, by mail or by drop box, located just inside of the front doors of the courthouse.  

For Vehicle Renewals, please pay online at www.iowatreasurers.org, by mail or by drop box, located just inside of the front doors of the courthouse. 

Drivers License will be remain by APPOINTMENT ONLY, for issuance, knowledge test is limited by appointments as well.  

Drive tests are available by appointment every TUESDAY MORNING for car drives and D2's.  Re-exam drive tests will be scheduled every TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  All drive testing requires a pre-screening at the drive up at Mahaska Health Partnership, 1229 C Ave East Oskaloosa IA.  This will include a temperature check and COVID questions.  The pre-screening must be completed a half an hour before your drive test appointment.

Thank you in advance for your patience, as we work together to better limit the spread of COVID-19 and to continue services to our residents to the best of our ability.

 * AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020, we have opened a ONE LANE DRIVE-UP WINDOW located at the Mahaska County Courthouse ANNEX BUILDING, 301 1st Ave East, Oskaloosa IA.  The drive up window is along the east side of building.  The drive up window is for VEHICLE TITLE TRANSFERS.   Appointment are REQUIRED.  Please call 641-673-4618 to make an appointment or for more information. Dates and hours of service at the Annex vary and are subject to change..  Make payment to Mahaska County Treasurer by check, cash, or money order.  We DO NOT have availability of  debit/credit.  All plates, titles, and registrations will be MAILED the following business day.  NO VEHICLE renewals at this location, as appointments are limited. 

 

For all current information  regarding Mahaska County you may go to www.mahaskacounty.org.

For up to date Iowa DOT services and information regarding drivers license go to https://iowadot.gov/mvd

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Online Payment Services: Property Tax and Vehicle Registrations

Discover, MasterCard, Visa and eCheck are accepted for internet transactions; 7 days a week, 24 hours a day! A service delivery fee will apply.

To locate your receipt number for eCheck payments you may go here

You may search by Name, Address or Parcel number.  Scroll to the bottom of the page you searched, the receipt number will be near the bottom of the page on the right hand side in the Tax History portion. 

 

VEHICLE TAG RENEWALS: You are eligible to renew on-line if you received a renewal notice through the US Postal Service that contains a PIN Number for on-line renewals.

If you need assistance please contact our office at 641-673-4618.

PROPERTY TAX:

Property Tax Payments may also be mailed to the following address:

Mahaska County Treasurer - 106 S. 1st Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Property Tax Payments may also be deposited in the DROP BOX, located just inside of the front doors of the Mahaska County Courthouse.  We are accepting checks, certified checks and money orders in the mail and via the drop box.  Please make the payment payable to: Mahaska County Treasurer.  We are NOT accepting cash payments in the drop box.  

DROP BOX is labeled: DROP BOX - Property tax and Vehicle Registration.  Please place your payment and payment stubs in an envelope, verify your mailing address.  Please write your name and phone number on the outside of the envelope in case we need to contact you. 

If you have any questions or need your current amount due, please contact our office at 641-673-5482.

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  • Tax Sale Certificates MAY NOT BE REDEEMED ON-LINE, or over the phone.  You MAY redeem by mail, or by drop box located just inside of the courthouse main doors.  Please call 641-673-5482 for redemption amount due. If you need assistance you may come to the tax office, please wear a mask. Limit of 2 customers at our counter at a time.
  • Tax Sale redemptions made between May 1 - July 31, must be paid with CERTIFIED FUNDS (cashier check, money order.  CERTIFIED FUNDS are also required, upon receipt of Tax Sale Completed Service Affidavit, including 90-Day Notice of Expiration of Right of Redemption.  If you have questions, or need an appointment, please contact our office at 641-673-5482. 

VEHICLE RENEWALS: 

Vehicle Renewal Payments may also be mailed to the following address:

Mahaska County Treasurer - 106 S. 1st Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Vehicle Renewal Payments may also be deposited in the DROP BOX, located just inside of the front doors of the Mahaska County Courthouse.  We are accepting checks, certified checks and money orders in the mail and via the drop box.  Please make the payment payable to: Mahaska County Treasurer.  Please DO NOT PUT CASH in the drop box, we are not responsible for any cash deposits in the drop box or by mail.

DROP BOX is labeled: DROP BOX - Property tax and Vehicle Registration.  Please place your payment and your renewal notice in an envelope. Please verify the vehicles on your renewal notice, and verify your mailing address.  Please write TAX or MOTOR VEHICLE, your name and phone number on the outside of the envelope in case we need to contact you.

TITLE TRANSFERS:

Title Transfers, Plate exchanges, and all other motor vehicle questions please contact Motor Vehicle, for fee calculations regarding vehicle title transfers by phone 641-673-4618 or by email:

gilliland@mahaskacounty.org or powless@mahaskacounty.org

Our phones are very busy, please be patient.  Please pay attention to your appointment location for Motor Vehicle, as we are scheduling appointments at the Courthouse, as well as the Mahaska County Courthouse ANNEX.

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DRIVERS LICENSE:  Are by APPOINTMENT ONLY and will be for issuance and limited knowledge testing.  We may assist you by phone regarding your current options.  Please contact 641-673-9521.

The Iowa DOT is offering many online services go to: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/service-selector to see if they may assist you.

for all Iowa DOT services go to: https://iowadot.gov

To see how your drivers license is impacted go to https://iowadot.gov.  If you can, please renew ONLINE as in office appointments are limited.  

Drive tests are available by appointment every TUESDAY MORNING for car drives and D2's.  Re-exam drive tests are scheduled every TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  All drive testing requires a pre-screening at the drive up at Mahaska Health Partnership, 1229 C Ave East Oskaloosa IA.  This will include a temperature check and COVID questions.  The pre-screening must be completed a half an hour before your drive test appointment.  

If Tuesday morning does not fit your schedule, please go to the DOT service-selector above to schedule your drive test at a State Drivers License station.

 

Real ID has been postponed until October 21, 2021.

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In Office Payments:

*Property Tax and Motor Vehicle Departments - cash, check, credit or debit Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

*Drivers License Department - cash, check, credit or debit.

Contact Information

 

  • Phone: Tax Department: (641)673-5482
  • Phone: Motor Vehicle:   (641)673-4618
  • Phone: Drivers License: (641)673-9521
  • Fax Number:                 (641)673-2586 or (641)673-8979
  • E-mail address:              treasurer@mahaskacounty.org
  • Mailing address: 106 South First St. Oskaloosa, IA 52577
  • Link to: Mahaska County Website
  • Link to: GIS (Beacon website)
  • Link to: Iowa DOT Forms
  • Link to: Iowa DOT Manuals and Practice Tests
  • Link to: Real ID Checklist
  • Office Staff
    •  1st Deputy Treasurer/Head Motor Vehicle Deputy - Terri
    •  Motor Vehicle Deputy - Tracey 
    •  Motor Vehicle Deputy - Faith
    •  Head Property Tax Deputy - Shauna
    •  Property Tax Deputy - Emily 
    •  Head Drivers License Deputy - Suzy 
    •  Drivers License Deputy - Jonathon

 

Office Hours
  • Office Hours Tax Department    8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday
  • Office Hours: Motor Vehicle       8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday
  • Office Hours: Drivers License    8:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
  • Driver License Written Exam     8:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday (suspended)

Mahaska County recognizes certain days of importance as holidays. Our office will be closed in observance of these holidays on the following dates:

  • January 1, 2020 New Year's Day
  • January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 17, 2020 President's Day
  • May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
  • July 3, 2020 In observance of Independence Day
  • September 7, 2020 Labor Day
  • November 11, 2020 Veteran’s Day
  • November 26 & 27, 2020 Thanksgiving Day and Friday after
  • December 24 & 25, 2020 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

Our Location

Mahaska County Treasurer       106 South First Street       Oskaloosa, IA  52577

The Mahaska County Courthouse is centrally located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. We are located at 106 South First Street adjacent to the town square. Handicap parking is available on the north side of the Courthouse as well as a handicap accessible ramp.

The Treasurers office (Tax and Automobile/Drivers License) is on the first floor of the Courthouse. You will enter the Courthouse on the ground level. Go up one flight of stairs to the first floor, an elevator is also available. The Treasurers office is to the right.

The Treasurers office consists of the Tax and Automobile/Drivers License Departments. All three departments are clearly marked with signs above each door for your convenience.

 

Connie J Van Polen

TREASURER

took office 1/01/2019

I was hired 1/01/1995 as a clerk in the Treasurer's Property Tax Department.  On 7/01/1996  I was promoted to deputy in the Treasurer's Property Tax Department.  1/01/2003 I was promoted to 1st Deputy Treasurer of Mahaska County.

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting our web-site.

Property tax collectable

               September 2019/March 2020 were                   certified August 2, 2019. 

                  Property tax statements were                           mailed August 5, 2019. 

If you did not receive your property tax statement(s), please contact our office to verify/update your mailing address.

We are pleased to offer you online payment services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; as well as in office services Monday - Friday.

We strive to provide you with personal and professional service at the local level.

If you need assistance or if you have any questions regarding property tax, motor vehicle or driver license, please contact me or my staff by email or by phone. Thank you.

Respectfully,

Connie J Van Polen