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Monroe County Treasurer



  Office Hours: 8am to 4pm

Driver's License closes at 3:30 daily


Effective January 1, 2020 the Monroe County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles between private parties.

Iowa Code Section 321.13 already allows county treasurers to request a bill of sale, and many counties already follow this section.  Monroe County will join other counties and require a bill of sale beginning January 1, 2020.  The bill of sale should include the seller’s name, buyer’s name, make of vehicle, year of vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), date of sale, purchase price and signature of both the buyer and seller.  This information can be hand written on a piece of paper or you can contact our office and we can get you one. See the link below for a generic bill of sale.

The Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISCTA) along with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) are trying to validate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the State’s Road Use Tax Fund.  The IDR is making the bill of sale a best practice for all Iowa counties in 2020, this will make all Iowa counties more consistent. The ISCTA Executive Board and county treasurers are trying to be proactive and require the bill of sale prior to it being mandated by the IDR.  This is a change for Monroe County residents. However, I believe it will be beneficial for all parties involved.

Click here to print: VEHICLE BILL OF SALE

2020/2021 Property Tax Statments were mailed August 6th, 2020

1st half is due September 1, 2020

2nd half is due March 1, 2021

You can pay online, via mail or in our dropbox on the west side of the courthouse. Please do not come in to the office for property taxes or vehicle registration renewals.  

If you are paying online with an e-check you will need a "pin" number--it is located in the upper right hand corner of your statment and is referred to as your receipt number or you may call the office @ 641-932-5011 and we will get the number for you.

Pay Online:

Mastercard, Visa, Discover and e-Check are accepted for Internet Transactions. Please be advised that a service fee will be charged when making an internet payment.  

NEW!!!  Secure Drop Box is located at the west entrance to the courthouse

There will be a $30.00 returned check fee on any returned payments.

Pricing Policy for property tax parcel information.

 REAL ID Driver’s License   For help determining the documents you will need to bring with you, please click here.

Holiday Closings:

Monday, February 15, 2021 President's Day
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday
Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
Thursday, July 1, 2021 Year End Processing
Monday, July 5, 2021 Independence Day
Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26, 2021 Day After Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 23, 2021 Christmas Holiday
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve
Monday, January 3, 2022 New Year’s Holiday

Contact Information:

Our Location:

Monroe County Treasurer’s Office
10 Benton Ave E
Albia Iowa 52531

There is a handicapped entrance located on the South Side of the courthouse for your convenience. There is also an elevator for your use as we are located on the second floor of the courthouse.