Amy Johnson
Treasurer

 

Welcome to  Pocahontas County!

 

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

Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Pocahontas County Treasurer's Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.

The Iowa State County Treasurer's Association (ISCTA) in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State's Road Use Tax fund.

The ISCTA Executive Board is encouraging all 99 counties to proactively require a bill of sale to be completed by both the seller and the buyer in advance of any administrative mandate.

Many counties already require a bill of sale between private parties and are allowed to do so pursuant to section 321.13 of the Iowa Code. Pocahontas County will join other counties and require a bill of sale effective January 1, 2020. The Bill of Sale should include the seller's name, make of the vehicle, year of the vehicle, vehicle identification number (VIN), buyer's name, date of sale, purchase price, and signature of seller.

BillOfSale (PDF)

 

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

NOTICE TO TAX SALE PURCHASERS 2019  

 If you wish to attend the sale in person, a limited number of computers will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Wireless internet access will not be available for bidders using their own laptop.  Please note, all bids must be placed online. Live bids will not be accepted.  To obtain additional information, please email the Treasurer's Office at ajohnson@pocahontascoia.us, or call (712) 335-4334.

Pay Online:

Discover, Mastercard, Visa and e-Check are accepted for Internet Transactions. When paying property taxes by parcel number please enter the 10 digit parcel number which appears in the bottom right corner of either payment stub. A $30.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds.

Office Hours:

  • Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes...........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 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m .
      You must arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. to ensure time to complete the test and be issued a credential.
    • Drive Tests....................Tuesdays by appointment only 

We are pleased to announce the addition of credit and debit cards to the list of payment options for in office motor vehicle and property tax transactions. Please contact the Treasurer’s office for additional information regarding applicable service fees.

Holiday Closings:

   
Monday, February 18, 2019 Presidents Day
Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday
Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
Thursday,  July 4, 2019 Independence Day
Monday, September 2, 2019 Labor Day
Monday, November 11, 2019 Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 29, 2019 Day After Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year's Holiday
   
   

Contact Information:

  • Property Tax..............(712) 335-4334
  • Motor Vehicle............(712)  335-4334
  • Driver’s License.........(712) 335-4334 -For assistance determining the documents you will need to bring with you, please click here.
  • Fax.............................(712) 335-5047
  • Email.......................... ajohnson@pocahontascoia.us
  • County Website...........  pocahontas-county.com
  • Office Staff
    • Tax Deputy...........................Denise
    • Motor Vehicle Deputy.............Julie
    • Drivers License..............Rita

Our Location:

Pocahontas  County Treasurer’s Office
99 Court Square
Pocahontas, Iowa 50574

Our Office is located on the second floor, northwest corner.


The Handicap entrance is located on the East side of the Courthouse.