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.
2020 Tax Sale Information - The 2020 Pocahontas County Tax Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020. 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:
2020 Notice to Tax Sale Purchasers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (712) 335-4334.