Warren County Treasurer

The Warren County Treasurer's Office is open to the public
By Appointment Only -- No Walk-ins


The implementation date for Real ID has been extended to May 3, 2023.

Julie Daugherty

Contact Information

Office Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

Warren County Treasurer
301 N. Buxton, Suite 102
PO Box 217
Indianola, IA 50125

Vehicle Services: 515-961-1111
Driver Services: 515-961-1144
Property Tax: 515-961-1110
Fax: 515-961-1112

The County Treasurer is elected every four years at a general election and serves as the county finance officer. The current Treasurer, Julie Daugherty, has held the office of Warren County Treasurer since January 1, 1999.

The Treasurer is responsible for collection of property taxes and other fees for state, county, city, school districts, community colleges, and other taxing entities such as townships, fire districts, and drainage districts.

The Treasurer receives and accounts for all funds collected by various county departments.

The Treasurer is responsible for all motor vehicle transactions and for the issuance of driver licenses.
Financial Administration
All money is prudently invested and totally insured and protected as required by the Code of Iowa. The guidelines used are safety, liquidity, and maximum return for the public investment. These investments come from property taxes, state and federal monies, motor vehicle fees, driver license fees and other miscellaneous fees collected through other county offices.
Driver's License Division
Phone: 515-961-1144

In January, 2000, the State of Iowa Department of Transportation directed the County Treasurers, as one of their agents to process state issued driver's licenses and collect appropriate fees according to the Code of Iowa. Service in driver's license issuance increased from one day per week to five days per week. Monday through Friday, from 7:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., the Warren County Treasurer's Office provides Driver Services by appointment only. Schedule an appointment here.

Information and requirements for Driver's Licenses in Iowa
Renew Online
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Motor Vehicle Division
Phone: 515-961-1111

The State of Iowa Department of Transportation directs the County Treasurer as their agent to process motor vehicle transactions and collect appropriate fees according to the Code of Iowa (law). These transactions require an appointment. Schedule an appointment here.
These duties include but are not limited to:
  • Transfer of ownership (title transfers) and collection of Road Use Tax
  • Collection of registration fees (license plate/validation fees)/refund registrations
    • All types of vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, truck-tractors, and semi-trailers) must pay an annual license fee
  • Specialty plates issuance
  • Duplicate titles, registrations, and plates
  • Notation and cancellation of security interests (liens)
  • Storage of vehicles and Junking Certificate issuance
Information and requirements for the Motor Vehicle Division in Iowa Renew Motor Vehicle Registration Online
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Property Tax Division
Phone: 515-961-1110

Pay Property Tax Online
Taxpayers in Warren County may pay their current taxes online with a Visa, Master Card, or Discover credit card, or use their regular checking account with an electronic check. Each year the Iowa Department of Management certifies property tax levies, from the taxing bodies, to the County Auditor. These levies are applied to the taxable property values assessed by the County Assessor to establish the annual tax amount to be collected by the County Treasurer in two equal installments: the first half by September 30th and the second half by March 31st of the following year. The County Treasurer prepares and mails tax statements. Delinquent statements are mailed November 1st and May 1st of each year. Property Tax Estimator (you need Microsoft Excel to open this file) Delinquent taxes are published in May and subject to the annual June tax sale. If the taxes are not purchased after two publications, a tax sale certificate is issued to the County. If taxes are not redeemed within a given period of time, the certificate holder may be given deed to the property. Claims for Iowa Disabled and Senior Citizens Property Tax and Mobile Home Tax Credits are filed with the Treasurer's Office by June 1st of each year. The State of Iowa then reimburses these credits to the County Treasurer along with the homestead, agricultural land, machinery and equipment, family farm, and military credits, which are applied for through the Assessor's Office.

The County Treasurer's Office collects property taxes for all taxing bodies. All taxes collected are apportioned and distributed each month to the taxing bodies.
Tax Sale Information
Affidavit of Lost Certificate
Redemption Affidavit
2021 Tax Sale Information
2021 Tax Sale Publication List
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Accepted Forms of Payment
Online Transactions
The following non-refundable service delivery fee will apply:
Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard & Discover) - 2.25%
Debit Cards (Visa & Mastercard) - $2.00
E-Check - $0.25 per transaction
Note: Debit cards process as credit cards whenever a PIN is not entered

In-Office Transactions
Cash or Check AND the following non-refundable service delivery fee will apply:
Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard & Discover) - 2.25%
Debit Cards (Visa & Mastercard) - $2.00
Note: Debit cards process as credit cards whenever a PIN is not entered
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