Welcome to Winnebago County, IA Treasurer
            Experience The Convenience Pay Online!

DRIVER'S LICENSE AND TITLE TRANSFERS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

PLEASE CALL 641-585-2322 OR 641-585-4430 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.

No walk in service will be provided at this time.

Please plan on the online website or US Postal Service to pay your

Property Taxes and Motor Vehicle Registrations.  If you have questions please call

numbers listed. We do not take payment over the phone and we do not have a drop box.

Thank you for working with us at this time. Be considerate, be kind and be safe!

Response to COVID-19:
 
On March 20, Governor Reynolds announced the temporary suspension of penalties and interest for delayed property tax payments until May 27, 2020. As of May 27th the new proclamation states the penalties and interest will now be due by June 25, 2020.  Taxes will still be marked delinquent if they are not paid by March 31, but late interest and penalty on property tax payments will NOT apply until JUNE 25, 2020. 

 

Read more from the IDOT.  https://iowadot.gov/mvd/vehicleregistration/registering-a-vehicle

        PLEASE PAY PROPERTY TAXES THROUGH THE U.S.POSTAL SERVICE OR ONLINE.

                   WHEN MAILING PAYMENTS IN PLEASE INCLUDE ALL TAX STUBS.                                

2019 TAXES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Payable September 2020 and March 2021

​Taxes are for the time period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

​Based on Valuation of January 1, 2019

Internet Payments Accepted: Discover, MasterCard, Visa, eCheck, Debit Cards with MasterCard and Visa Logo 

Payment Methods Accepted in the Winnebago County Treasurer's Office:

  • Cash (U.S. Currency Only)
  • Credit Cards (Service delivery fee applies)
  • Debit Cards (Service delivery fee applies)
  • Checks, Money Orders or Cashier's Checks possessing an American Bank Association (ABA)routing number
  • NO two party checks are Allowed
  • Checks MUST be made payable to Winnebago County Treasurer only

2019 TAX SALE WILL BE ONLINE

2019 Tax Sale Information - The 2019 Winnebago County Tax Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m. on  Monday, June 17,  2019. The Sale will be conducted at the Winnebago 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:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE 2019 TAX SALE

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 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 julie.swenson@winnebagocountyiowa.gov, or denise.white@winnebagocountyiowa.gov, or call (641) 585-2322.

                     September 2019 PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT ARE NOW DUE.

​     DRAINAGE AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE REAL                        ESTATE BIILLING STATEMENT AND PAYABLE IN SEPTEMBER WITH THE FIRST HALF TAXES.

​                                                             REMINDER:

​                                       1st Half Property Taxes & Mobile Home Taxes

​                                                 ARE DUE BY September 30, 2020    

 October 1ST  postmarks will be returned for interest. If you escrow, please look over your tax   statement as specials and drainage assessments are included on your statement as

                                   NOT all escrow companies will pay these assessments.                                   

                                        

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.

**ATTENTION CDL HOLDERS** - Federal regulations require you to bring proof of citizenship or lawful presence to renew or upgrade your CDL. Please call our office at 641-585-2322 to determine the documents you will need to bring with you.

For assistance determining the documents you will need to bring in for Drivers License please click here.

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. 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.  By appointments only

  • Tax and Motor Vehicle and Drivers License: LAST TRANSACTION WILL BE AT 4:00*

 Driver License: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 Driver License Written Testing: NO TESTING AT THIS TIME

  • 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  NO DRIVES AT THIS TIME

  •   ALL drive test require Proof of Insurance

        HOLIDAY CLOSINGS FOR 2020

 

  •  February 17       President's Day
  •  May 25            Memorial Day
  •  July 3            Independence Day
  •  September 7       Labor Day

  •  November 11       Veteran's Day

  •  November 26       Thanksgiving Day

  •  November 27       Day after Thanksgiving

  •  December 24       Christmas Day

  •  December 25       Christmas Day

  •  January 1,2021    New Year's Day 

Contact Information

  • Phone:  Tax Department:    641-585-2322
  •                Motor Vehicle:     641-585-4430
  •                Driver License:    641-585-5387
  •                Fax:                   641-585-1059
  •  Email:    julie.swenson@winnebagocountyiowa.gov
  •  Winnebago County Website: www.winnebagocountyiowa.gov
  •  OFFICE STAFF:                                        
  •  Julie Swenson, Treasurer
  •  Kim
  •  Valarie
  •  Anastasia
  •  Denise

Our Location

Winnebago County Treasurers’ Office
126 S Clark
Suite 4
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.

 

 

 

Julie Swenson

Took Office 11/02/2004

POPULATION - RANKING

 11,391 - 71ST

 

I would like to welcome you to the Winnebago County Treasurers’ Home Page.

My hope is this website, will make contacting our office easier and more convenient with access to information 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Answers to many questions can be found here as well as the ability to print many needed forms. Questions can also be submitted via e-mail at your convenience.

We provide the following services from our office: Property Tax Collection, Property Tax Credit, Issuance of Vehicle Titles and Registrations, and Driver License Issuance and NonOperator Identification Cards.

Our office is committed to carrying out these responsibilites while providing outstanding customer service through a process of continuous evaluation and improvement of the way in which we do business.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (641)585-2322 or e-mail me at  julie.swenson@winnebagocountyiowa.gov

If you wish to obtain additional information about the Treasurer's office or other Winnebago County departments please visit the County website at www.winnebagocountyiowa.gov

I was elected Treasurer November 2004. I have been in the Treasurers office since January 1981. It is my pleasure to serve you.

Thank you for visiting us on the web.  Have a GREAT DAY.

    Julie Swenson     

   Winnebago County Treasurer