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DUE TO ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU CAN RENEW YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE TAGS AND PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES ONLINE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 641-932-5011 AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU.
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March 20, 2020
Press Release Update
From: Monroe County Treasurer Peggy VandenBerg
“Governor Reynolds issued a proclamation on 3/19/2020, that waives late penalty on property tax payments through April 16, 2020, to help give some assistance to Iowans dealing with the impact of COVID-19’s arrival in our state,” says Monroe County Treasurer Peggy VandenBerg, “Payments must be postmarked by April 16, 2020, paid online at www.iowatreasurers.org by April 16, 2020, or dropped off in the Monroe County Treasurer drop box outside the Treasurer’s Office by April 16, 2020 to avoid a late penalty.” This proclamation did not extend the payment deadline of March 31, 2020; only the penalty assessment date.
The county offices at the Monroe County Courthouse closed to the public with restricted access at 8 AM on 3/18/2020, due to concerns over COVID-19 in Iowa and surrounding states. “It’s sad to say that the Coronavirus has changed how we live our lives and conduct our business,” says VandenBerg. “My staff and I are still here at the office handling our workflow and answering questions by phone and email. Many of the driver’s license and motor vehicle deadlines have been extended through a State of Public Health Emergency Proclamation made by Governor Reynolds on 3/17/2020 backdated to 3/16/2020.”
If your driver’s license has an expiration date of January 16, 2020 or later, you do not have to renew your license at this time. It will remain valid until the declared disaster is lifted. It is also considered valid to fly with an expiration date during this time period.
If your vehicle registration expired January 16, 2020, or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended.
If you purchase or transfer a vehicle, you will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. Carry your purchase documents/bill of sale in your car when driving until it is transferred into your name and plated. The bill of sale is also needed at the treasurer’s office to complete the transfer.
If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer, you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days. This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. Carry your purchase documents in your car when driving until it is transferred into your name and plated.
On non-interstate roads only, trucks hauling food, medical supplies, cleaning products or other household goods may exceed the weights listed in Iowa Code 321.463 by 12.5% without a permit, so long as they don’t exceed 20,000 pounds on an individual axle and their total weight does not exceed 90,000 pounds. Trucks are still required to obey posted bridge restrictions.
VandenBerg says “The best and safest way to pay your property taxes and motor vehicle renewals is to pay online at www.iowatreasurers.org. If you are paying with an echeck you will need a pin number—if you do not have that number please call the office and we will be glad to assist.” You can also find many of the IDOT documents/forms that you need on the same website.
If you have questions, call the treasurer’s office at 641-932-5011 or email the treasurer at email@example.com. Also, check our Facebook page for frequent updates.
Contact Information: Phone 641-932-5011 Fax 641-932-5351
Email: Peggy VandenBerg at firstname.lastname@example.org; Stephanie Haywood at email@example.com; Cheryl Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org; Mary Jo Schoenberger at email@example.com