WELCOME TO PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA

 

Experience The Convenience Pay Online! 

 Property Taxes are now available!!

Payable September 30, 2016 and March 31, 2017

For the time period July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Based on Valuations as of January 1, 2015

 

Discover, MasterCard, Visa and eCheck are accepted for internet transactions 

  • Property Tax:  If you opt to pay your property tax by eCheck, you will be asked to enter a receipt number as your PIN.  This can be found on your property tax statement.
  • Motor Vehicle Renewals - You are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice through the U.S. Postal Service that contains a PIN number for online renewals.  Half year license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS TO THE LIST OF PAYMENT

OPTIONS FOR IN OFFICE MOTOR VEHICLE AND PROPERTY TAX TRANSACTIONS.  THE FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

                                                                                           TAX SALE INFO. 

The 2017 Palo Alto County Tax Sale will be held Monday, June 19, 2017.  Please click on the following link for addtional information:

                                                                                                    2017 Notice to Tax Sale Bidders                                 

        FYI’s regarding Palo Alto County Property Taxes...

  •  Pay taxes by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May, 23, 2017 to avoid being published in the newspaper
  •  Pay taxes by 4:00 pm, Friday, June 16, 2017 to not be sold at the Tax Sale
  •  No taxes will be collected in the office or on the Internet on Monday, June 19, 2017

Office Hours   Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

   Driver’s License and/or ID cards: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 to 3:30. Testing is 8:30-3:00 Tues., Weds., & Thurs.  Availability is subject to change. If you have any questions, please call 712-852-3844

**ATTENTION CDL HOLDERS** - Federal regulations require you to bring proof of citizenship or lawful presence to renew or upgrade your CDL. Please call our office at 712-852-3844 to determine the documents you will need to bring with you.

                         NO WRITTEN TESTS AFTER 3:00 P.M.
               
Drive Tests  by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please
                call 712-852-3844

 

 
Find out what documents you need for a driver's license here!

     

     

Contact Information

 
  • Office Staff:  
    •  Lindsy Frambach
    •  Robin Thomsen
    •  Jeanelle Stokes
    •  Kathy Mortenson
    •  Kay Frerk 
  • Phone:  712-852-3844
  • Fax:  712-852-3643
  • Email: rjamison@co.palo-alto.ia.us
Our Location

 Driving Directions - Located downtown Emmetsburg on Hwy 4 and Broadway

Palo Alto County Treasurer’s Office
1010 Broadway
PO Box 77
Emmetsburg, IA 50536


Robin Jamison

Treasurer

TOOK OFFICE ON
1/02/15

POPULATION - RANKING
9,421 - 80th

         

Welcome to the home page for Palo Alto County Treasurer’s Office.

Our office is responsible for collection of property taxes, issuance of titles and registrations for the vehicle of Palo Alto County. We now offer driver license issuance, and the capability to pay your property taxes on-line.

We are here to provide quality customer service. If we may be of any assistance, please contact our office.

Please be advised that any check returned to the Treasurer’s office for non-sufficient funds, you will be charged an addtional $30.00 fee (as allowed by Iowa Code Section 554.3512)

 

 

 

 

The Handicap entrance is located on the East side of the Courthouse.  The elevator is located directly inside the door.