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Winnneshiek County Treasurer



Veteran Designation:

Iowa veterans can now add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards. 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.

Vehicle Title Transfer

  • Iowa Licensed Motor Vehicle Dealers are required to be licensed and bonded against fraud.  Private sellers have no such requirement. 
  • Anyone buying a vehicle from a private seller needs to be sure they have the appropriate documents.  This not only includes the properly assigned previous title, but also a signed bill of sale from the previous owner verifying the sale date, the sellers identity and the purchase price. 
  • If a buyer is unsure of the documents required, they should contact our office for more information.
  • Be aware that sellers who are not licensed or bonded often represent themselves on social media as "Dealers".  Before a buyer takes cash to a parking lot to pay for a vehicle, we recommend the buyer asks for verification of all the proper information. 

Office Hours:

  • Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes...........Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Driver’s License..........................................Monday - Friday 8:00 a.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 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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.

Holiday Closings:

Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday
Monday May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
Thursday July 4, 2019 Independence Day
Monday September 2, 2019 Labor Day
Monday November 11, 2019 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 29, 2019 Day After Thanksgiving
Tuesday December 24, 2019 Christmas Holiday
Wednesday December 25, 2019 Christmas Holiday
Wednesday January 1, 2020 New Year’s Holiday

Contact Information:   

Phone: 563-382-3753



Treasurer:  Brenda Kreitzer

Stacey Darling

Amanda Humpal

Nathan Onsager

Dawn Hageman

Tim Smock



Our Location:

Winneshiek County Treasurer's Office

201 W Main St

Decorah, IA 52101

The entrance is located on the West side of the Courthouse, an elevator or stairway is available for access to the second floor.