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Peggy VandenBerg 

Took Office 01/04/2010


I would like to welcome you to the home page for the Monroe County Treasurer's Office. 

I hope that you find this website very useful and that it will make conducting business with the office more convenient as you will have access to information 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

We provide the following services in our office: Property Tax Collection, Issuance of Vehicle Titles and Registrations along with Driver's License Issuance. 

My staff and I are committed to carrying out these responsibilites while providing outstanding customer service.  In doing so we will attend continuing education seminars as well as have office evaluations that will help us improve the way we do business.

If you have any questions or concerns please fee free to contact phone  (641) 932-5011 or email

I has been an honor to serve the citizens of Monroe County for the past 30+ years and I hope to continue that service for many years to come.

Have a great day!!!

Peggy VandenBerg,                                         Monroe County Treasurer

Welcome to Monroe County, Iowa. Enjoy online payment options for your convenience!

            Pay Motor Vehicle Registration Online

Pay Property Taxes Online 




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.



2019/2020 Property Tax Statments will be mailed the week of August 12th

1st half is due September 1, 2019

2nd half is due March 1, 2020

You can pay online, through the mail or in the office.

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 and we will get the number for you.



Please visit our county website for all of your current county needs.

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.  Contact the Treasurer's Office for details on the service fees. 

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

Pricing Policy for property tax parcel information.

 Office Hours:

  • Property Taxes........................................Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Motor Vehicle.........................................Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M.. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Driver’s License.....................................Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M.. - 3:30 P.M.


    • Written Tests...............................Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
      You must arrive no later than 3:00 P.M.. to ensure time to complete the test and be issued a credential. If doing multiple CDL tests please arrive by 2:30 P.M.
    • Albia High School Students now have the ability to register in the High School Office to take the online Operator Instruction Permit Test.  See Mrs. Dorpinghaus for testing times and location.Click here for the link to the IDOT'S website for helpful information and the online practice test option.
    • Drive Tests....................................Thursdays by appointment 8:30 A.M. - 2:45 P.M
    • For Driver's License Records Questions or Driving Record Information please call Ankeny at 515-244-8725 or Ottumwa at 641-682-4855. You also have the ability to go to the IDOT's website and send an email or do a Live Chat with an IDOT Employee.  To access the Live Chat option you will need to click on the "Driver's License Information"  on the right hand side of the screen.  Click here to be directed to the IDOT"s website.
    • Real ID Driver's License and Non-Operator ID Cards---Click here for helpful information on how to obtain a Real ID


Holiday Closings:

Monday, February 17, 2020 President's Day
Friday, April 10, 2020 Easter
Monday, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Year End Processing
Friday, July 3, 2020 Independence Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27, 2020 Day After Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Holiday
Wednesday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Holiday
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Holiday

Contact Information:

  • Property Tax..............(641) 932-5011
  • Motor Vehicle.............(641) 932-5011
  • Driver’s License..........(641) 932-5011 -       For assistance determining the documents you will need to bring with you, please click here.       ‚Äč
  • Fax.............................(641) 932-5351
  • Email..........................
  • County
  • Office Staff

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.