Welcome to Buena Vista County, IA


Experience The Convenience Pay Online!

 Property Taxes are now available!!

Payable September 30, 2020 and March 31, 2021

For the time period July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020

Based on Valuations as of January 1, 2019


Pay Property Taxes

Pay Your Vehicle tags

Discover, Mastercard, VISA, and eCheck (electronic funds transfer) are accepted for Internet transactions.  In the office or by mail we accept cash or checks only.

A $30.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds. 

2019 Tax Sale Information & W-9 Request

2018 Deliquent Tax List

Property Tax:  Pay your property taxes electronically by eCheck or credit card.  All current or delinquent property taxes may now be paid on line.   If you pay your taxes with an eCheck, you will be asked to enter a 6 digit receipt number as your PIN.  The receipt number can be found at the bottom of your tax statement.  Tax sales may NOT be redeemed through this online service, or payment of suspended taxes.  For those payments please contact our office for assistance.   Payments made by 11:59 pm September 30th or March 31st will be accepted.

Motor Vehicle Renewals:  You can pay your Motor Vehicle license on line.  Your renewal notice will have a PIN number for online renewals.  Online service is NOT available if the vehicle registration needs proof SR22 insurance, any states or county debts are owed, the vehicle has a 1/2 yr. license or is apportioned.

Driver License Renewals:  When renewing your driver license you have 60 days after your birthday for your license to be valid in the State of Iowa.


Office Hours
  • Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Friday
  • Driver License: 8:00 - 4:15 / Monday - Friday
  • Drive tests by appointment:  Available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Call ahead for an appointment.
  • Written tests for Operator and CDL’s daily 8:00 - 3:30
  • Motorcyle Skill and CDL drive tests are not available here
  • If you need Drivers’ License services when we are not available you will need to go to a State operated station.    State Toll Free  800-532-1121
 Contact Information
  • Tax phone:   712-749-2533
  • Motor Vehicle:  712-749-2534
  • Driver License: 712-749-2571
  • Fax: 712-749-2715 for DL, or 712-749-2561 for Tax & Motor Vehicle
  • Email: selbert@bvcountyiowa.com
  • Buena Vista County website: www.bvcountyiowa.com
  • Office Staff:
  • Tax Deputy - Theresa Sandvig
  • Tax Clerk - Tami Tendal
  • Motor Vehicle Deputy - Danelle Haberman
  • Motor Vehicle 2nd Deputy - Sonia Banuelos
  • Motor Vehicle Clerk - Isabel Andrade
  • Drivers License Deputy - Kim Briley
  • Drivers License Issuance Clerk - Josie Bartley
  • Drivers License Examiners - Matthew Sefcik
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  • 2020 Holidays:
  • January 1st, New Year’s Day
  • February 17th, President’s Day
  • May 25th, Memorial Day
  • July 3rd, Independence Day
  • September 7th, Labor Day
  • November 11th, Veterans Day
  • November 26th and 27th, Thanksgiving
  • December 25th, Christmas Holiday
Our Location

Buena Vista County Treasurer’s Office
215 E. 5th Street
P.O. Drawer 149
Storm Lake, IA 50588

For your conveniece a drop box is located on the east side of the Courthouse and can be used for all Courthouse payments.



Sherie Elbert

20,156 - 36th

Welcome to the Buena Vista County Treasurer’s web page.            

With this website you will have access to information and contacting our office 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to Buena Vista County’s residents.  These services include property tax payments, vehicle registration and titling, and drivers’ license issuance.

We are a very busy office with customer service our goal.

My staff and I have many years of knowledge and experience
 to help you.


 Sherie Elbert

Buena Vista County Treasurer