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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!

Public office hours are as follows:

Driver’s License and Identification Cards are Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

Motor Vehicle Titles are Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm daily thru the month of September.

Only 1 person per transaction will be allowed in the office at a time to maintain the required 6 foot social distancing guidelines. Face masks are highly recommended when entering the office.

Motor Vehicle title customers please use the main door to the office—with the 1 person in the office rule please wait in the lobby area if there is already a customer in the office.

All driver’s license and identification card customers will use the door in front of the “blue” curtain where we take your picture---PLEASE DO NOT come into the office. This will help keep office traffic to a minimum and allow for the social distancing that is required. We are currently not giving drive tests. Face masks are required for anyone taking any driver's license test/permit test.

Property tax payments and motor vehicle renewals are still required to be paid online at, through the mail to Monroe County Treasurer 10 Benton Ave E Albia IA 52531 or placed in the drop box on the west side of the courthouse. Please continue to use these payment options to help alleviate long lines in the lobby.

Thank you for everyone’s patience and understanding as we move forward with the opening of the office. I realize that this is not what we are used to, however, for our safety and yours this will be our “new” normal for the unforeseeable future. We look forward to seeing our customers in person from a safe distance.

Please contact the office if you have any questions or if you need your pin number to pay taxes or renew your vehicle tags online.

Contact Information: Phone 641-932-5011 Fax 641-932-5351
Email: Peggy VandenBerg at; Stephanie Haywood at; Cheryl Chambers at; Mary Jo Schoenberger at

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.

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.

 Office Hours: 

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 help determining the documents you will need to bring with you, please click here. 
  • 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.