2016 TAXES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE.
THESE TAXES ARE PAYABLE SEPT 2017 AND MARCH 2018
Discover, Mastercard, Visa and eCheck are accepted for Internet Transactions.
Office Payments accepted: Cash, Check, Debit, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
2017 Tax Sale Information W-9 Tax Sale List
Property Tax Information:
Pay Property Taxes
If you opt to pay your property tax by eCheck you will be asked to enter a receipt number as your PIN number. Your receipt number is located in the bottom right hand corner of your tax statement.
You must search the payment engine by last name or parcel number only do not include the District.
Current tax payments are due September 30, 2017 for the 1st half and March 31, 2018 for the 2nd half. Late payments will accrue interest at 1.5% per month.
You can now access the Assessor Property Information on each parcel from Step 3 of the property tax application.
For more information on property in Winnebago County click here
Vehicle Registration Information:
Click here for BILL OF SALE Application: which ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
When renewing your vehicles either by mail or in the office please include your renewal notice with payment.
Pay Your Vehicle tags
Your renewal notice must contain a PIN number to renew online. If you have a vehicle that a Heavy Use Tax Form is required the first installment cannot be paid online,(this is an enhancement that will be available in the future.) Fire Fighter Plates, State Stops, and County Stops cannot be paid online.
Drivers License Information:
You may renew 30 day before and 60 days after your birthdate.
Driver License Knowledge Testing must be started by 3:30.
Drive tests Monday - Friday by appointment call 641-585-5387. Proof of vehicle insurance is required.
For assistance determining the documents you will need to bring in for Drivers License please click here.
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. A link to the required form can be found by clicking here. 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.
Please note that Driver License transactions can be paid by check, cash, or credit cards. Fees do apply to credit cards.
NOTICE: PLEASE BE ADVISED A SURCHARGE OF $30.00 WILL BE ASSESSED FOR ALL DISHONORED CHECKS, AND E-CHECKS RETURNED FOR INCORRECT ACCOUNT INFORMATION AS PRESCRIBED IN IOWA CODE 554.3512
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Tax and Motor Vehicle and Drivers License:LAST TRANSACTION WILL BE AT 4:00*
Driver License: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Driver License Written Testing: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
- You must arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. to ensure time to complete the test and be issued a credential.
Car Drives: Monday - Friday must call to be scheduled 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
- ALL drive test require Proof of Insurance
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS FOR 2018
- February 19 President's Day
May 28 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
September 3 Labor Day
November 12 Veteran's Day
November 22 Thanksgiving Day
November 23 Day after Thanksgiving
December 24 Christmas Day
December 25 Christmas Day
January 1,2019 New Year's Day
Winnebago County Treasurers’ Office
126 S Clark
Forest City, IA 50436
The Treasurers’ Office is located on the 2nd floor of the new addition of the courthouse.
For Handicapped Accessiblility enter from the west side of the courthouse parking lot through the new additon. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. The Treasurers’ office is located just around the corner of the elevator.