Welcome to O’Brien County, IA Treasurer
Experience The Convenience Pay Online!

Click here to pay taxes.                Click here to pay vehicle tags.


We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover debit cards/credit cards in the office, for taxes or motor vehicle.   Fees will apply. 

We accept Mastercard credit/debit card and Discover credit card in the office for drivers license.  Fees will Apply.

Internet transactions are payable by : Master Card, Visa, Discover, or E-Check.  Fees will Apply.

To pay by eCheck, you will need the RECEIPT number from your tax billing statement, 
or the PIN number from your motor vehicle renewal notice.

Returns for insufficient funds will be charged a fee of $30.00.

  • To pay property tax, enter your 10 digit PARCEL number, or enter your name in the correct field, in the following format:     Last name, comma, first name.   IE:  Brown, Charles
  • We are now accepting delinquent tax payments online.  If a parcel has a County Held Tax Sale, or has been Suspended, you cannot pay online, at this time.
  • Payment by 11:59 pm September 30th or March 31st will be acceptable online.
  • Motor Vehicle Tag Renewal Available Online.  Click on the Vehicle Tags above.  You may not renew online if you owe fines, child support, or need SR 22 insurance.  You will need the PIN number from your renewal notice to pay online.



Drivers Licensing 8:00 to 4:00 Daily in Office, written test prior to 3:30 pm.

Drive test given Monday - Thursday 8:00 to 11:00 and 1:30 - 3:00, Friday 8:00 - 11:00 no Friday afternoon drive tests.

Motorcycle Drive tests by appointment only on Wednesday at 9:00 am weather permitting.

CDL written tests prior to 3:30 pm.

CDL drive tests are not available.



Effective January 1, 2020 A Bill of Sale will be required for all transactions.

Title transfers need to be in office by 4:00 p.m.

2019 Tax Sale Information- The O'Brien County Tax Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m., on Monday, June 17th, 2019.  The sale will be conducted at the O'Brien County Courthouse.  Bidders shall place their bids online.  Bidders need not be present at the courthouse.  Please click on the following link for additional information.


If you wish to attend the sale in person, a computer will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note, all bids must be placed online.  Live bids will not be accepted.


Office Hours
  • Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Title transfers need to be in office by 4:00
  • Driver License only: 8:00 - 4:00 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License Written Testing: 8:00 - 3:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Drive test given Monday - Thursday 8:00 to 11:00 and 1:30 - 3:00, Friday 8:00 - 11:00 no Friday afternoon drive tests.
  • Motorcycle Drive Tests - 9:00 am Wednesday Morning, by appointment only.
Contact Information
  • Office Staff:
    • Treasurer - Marcella (Missy) Hattermann 
    • Deputy Treasurer - Natosha Petitt
    • Motor Vehicle Deputy-Laura Scroggin
    • Driver's License Deputy - Brooke Scroggin
    • Driver License/MV  Clerk - Angela Plagge
Our Location

O’Brien County Treasurer
2nd Floor Courthouse
155 S Hayes Ave PO Box 310
Primghar IA 51245

2021 Holidays:

January 1st, New Year’s Day

February 15th, President’s Day

April 2nd, Good Friday

May 31st, Memorial Day

July 5th, Independence Day

September 6th,  Labor Day

November 11th, Veterans Day

November 25th and 26th, Thanksgiving

December 24th, Christmas Eve

December 31st New Year's Day



Marcella (Missy) Hattermann, Treasurer


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Welcome to the O’Brien County Internet Payment Site. 
O’Brien County is the home of Black Soil, some of the best in the State of Iowa.  
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