Welcome to Washington County, Iowa  
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   Pay Property Taxes                         Pay Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals


 Discover, Mastercard, and Visa credit cards, as well as e-checks are accepted for internet payments.  Please review the following important notes before beginning the payment process:


 Property Tax - Current year taxes and delinquent taxes not covered by a tax sale certificate are available for payment through this site.  Please contact our office directly for tax sale redemption amounts.

  • When entering parcel numbers, please enter only the numeric digits.  For example, if your statement shows the parcel number WACWS 10-12-400-021,, enter only 1012400021.  Do not enter any letters, dashes, or spaces.
  • To search for parcel numbers by name, enter the last name first followed by comma, a space, and then all or part of the first name.  For example, to search for al parcels owned by John Smith, enter:  Smith, John.
  • If paying by e-check, you will be asked to enter your six-digit Tax Receipt number.  Your Tax Receipt number is located in the upper-right corner of each payment stub on your tax statement.

Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals - You are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice that contains a PIN number for online renewals.

  • You are not eligible to renew online if proof of insurance is required, any state debts are owed, or the vehicle is apportioned.
A $30 service charge will be assessed on all e-checks returned due to insufficient funds.


Washington County Online Real Estate Information - Click here for Washington County real estate information.


Tax Sale Information

Washington County’s 2017 annual tax sale was held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Washington County Courthouse.  Adjourned sales are held on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the Washington County Treasurer’s office.  Please see the following links for information and forms needed to register as a bidder.

             2017 Tax Sale Terms and Conditions              2017 Tax Sale List

             2017 Registration Forms (fillable)                   2017 Publication Totals

             IRS Form W-9                                                    2017 Tax Sale Totals      



Office Hours
  • 8:00 am to 4:15 pm -- Monday through Friday (no driver's license issuance after 4:00 pm)
  • Written tests are adminstered daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Car Drive tests are available by appointment only.
  • Motorcycle Skills Testing is offered by appointment on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. (weather permitting).
  • 2016 Holiday Closings:
    • January 1 - New Year's Day
    • February 15 - President's Day
    • May 30 - Memorial Day
    • July 4 - Independance Day
    • September 5 - Labor Day
    • November 11 - Veteran's Day
    • November 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving
    • December 26 - Christmas
Contact Information
  • Phone:  319-653-7721 -- Tax Administration Department
  • Phone:  319-653-7724 -- Motor Vehicle Department
  • Phone:  319-653-7789 -- Drivers License Department
  • Fax:  319-653-7785
  • Office Staff:   Jolene Colthurst - Deputy Treasurer
                         Teresa Long - Deputy Treasurer
                         Karen Redlinger - Deputy Treasurer
                         Mary Sue Northup - Clerk
                         Shelley Reed-Wulf - Clerk 

Our Location

Washington County Treasurer
222 W Main St.
PO Box 889
Washington, IA  52353


Washington County Treasurer
Jeffrey A. Garrett

21,704 - 28th


Welcome to the Washington County Treasurer’s page of the Iowa State County Treasurers Association website.

The Washington County Treasurer’s Office is committed to finding new and better ways to serve the citizens of Washington County.

I hope that this page will be the first of many innovations through which Washington County citizens can access county government.