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.
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.
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 issues and renews drivers licenses, provides computerized testing
until 4:00p.m., and administers operator, chauffeur, and motorcycle drive tests by appointment only. Call 515-961-1144.
Information and requirements for Driver's Licenses in Iowa
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 duties include but are not limited to:
i. Transfer of ownership (title transfers) and collection of Road Use Tax.
ii. Registration fees (license plate/validation fees), as well as registration refunds.
iii. All types of vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, truck-tractors, and semi-trailers) must pay an annual license fee.
iv. Specialty plates issuance.
v. Duplicate titles, registrations, and plates.
vi. Notation and cancellation of security interests (liens).
vii. Storage of vehicles and Junking Certificate issuance.
viii. Information and requirements for the Motor Vehicle Division in Iowa.
Information and requirements for the Motor Vehicle Division in Iowa
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. How To Figure Your Own Tax(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.