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Van Buren County Treasurer

Linda Whitten
Took Office 01/02/2015

 

I would like to welcome you to the Van Buren County Treasurer Home Page!!  It is our goal to provide you with the information you need to contact us and to conveniently conduct business with this office 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.  There are four main areas of operation for the Treasurer’s office, namely, the collection of property taxes for all real estate, mobile homes and special assessments in Van Buren County, the issuance of vehicle titles and registrations and the collection of all vehicle fees for the residents of Van Buren County, the issuance and renewals of driver’s licenses, and is also responsible for financial administration, banking services, cash management and investments for the county.
We wish to provide quality and courteous customer service to the residents of Van Buren County and to anyone doing business with any of the departments of the Van Buren County Treasurer’s Office.

Please visit us again!

Linda Whitten, VBC Treasurer

 

2018 Tax Sale Information - The 2018 Van Buren County Tax Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 and will be conducted online at iowataxauction.com.  Bidders need not be present at the courthouse.  Please click on the following link for additional information:

2018 Notice to Tax Sale Purchasers

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 $20.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds.

 

Veteran Designation:

Iowa veterans can add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards. PLEASE NOTE, this designation can only be added when the license or identification card is being renewed, or, if you are being issued for the first time. (For example, if you are moving in from out of state.)  Your County's Veterans Affairs office will need to complete part of that form before the designation can be added to your drivers license or identification card. Please share this post to help spread the word to Veterans.

Office Hours:

  • Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes...........Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Driver’s License..........................................Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Written Tests..................................Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m .
      You must arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. to ensure time to complete the test and be issued a credential.
    • Drive Tests......................................by appointment.
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  • 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

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

Effective January 1, 2020, the Van Buren County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles for all motor vehicles, campers and trailers 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 (IDOR) 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.

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. Van Buren County will join other counties and require a bill of sale effective January 1, 2020.  The Bill of Sale shall include the seller’s name, make of the vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), buyer’s name, date of sale, purchase price and signature of seller.

 

What is a REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver's license today than before the passage of the Act.

PERSONALIZE YOUR LICENSE PLATE, CHECK AVAILABILITY, AND RESERVE IT

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Veteran Designation 

Iowa veterans can now add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards. PLEASE NOTE, this designation can only be added when the license or identification card is being renewed, or, if you are being issued for the first time. (For example, if you are moving in from out of state.) Please visit the Harrison County Veterans Affairs office to receive the form to have this designation added to your drivers license or identification card.

Ask about the reduced price Veterans License Plate for qualified veterans. 

 

2020 Tax Sale Information

The 2020 annual Tax Sale will be held by the Van Buren County Treasurer on Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Van Buren County Courthouse, 404 Dodge St, Keosauqua, IA  52565, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Bidders will place their bids online. The auction site can be accessed by going to www.iowataxauction.com

Guidelines to be eligible for bidding at tax sale:

  • Register online at www.iowataxauction.com. No mailed or emailed registrations will be accepted.
  • Registration begins Monday, May 18, 2020 and ends Thursday, June 11, 2020.
  • Pay a non-refundable $45.00 registration fee via E-check
  • Complete the online W-9 form

Contact Information:

  • Property Tax..............(319) 293-3110
  • Motor Vehicle............(319) 293-3110
  • Driver’s License..........(319) 293-3110
  • Fax.............................(319) 293-3828
  • Email.......................... lwhitten@vbcoia.org 
  • County Website...........www.vanburencoia.org 
  • Office Staff
    • Deputy Treasurer...............................Megan Becker
    • Drivers License Deputy.....................Heather Davis

Our Location:

Van Buren County Treasurer’s Office
404 Dodge St

PO Box 473
Keosauqua, IA  52565