Access to the Motor Vehicle and Property Tax departments is limited to a maximum of 2 customers at a time.

Driver's License services are offered by appointment only.

Face masks are strongly encouraged.

If you have any questions about any of these things please call the office at 319-523-4451 and we will be happy to assist you. 

Thank you for your understanding and everyone please stay healthy and safe.

Vicki L. Frank




Does your license fly?  Visit the link below to obtain more information about Real ID Driver's

License information.

Effective 1-1-20 the Louisa County Treasurer's office will require a bill of sale with all Title transfers.  

. The Bill of Sale should include the seller’s name, make of the vehicle, year of the vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), buyer’s name, date of sale, purchase price and signature of seller. Below is a link to a blank bill of sale you may use. 

Bill of Sale






New!  Now accepting online scheduled payments and monthly installments for your property tax.  Just add your parcels to the shopping cart and select the scheduled payment option.  See more information and link below for additional assistance.




Vicki Frank - Certified Treasurer

Took Office January 1, 2011

I started in the office

 March 25, 1992

as a Motor Vehicle clerk.  I am

in my 28th year in the office

and look forward to many

years to come.

Welcome to the Louisa County Treasurer’s webpage!

As Louisa County Treasurer, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this web site.  Louisa County is situated in southeast Iowa.  The mighty Mississippi River separates Louisa County on the west and Illinois on the east.

Points of interest in Louisa County are: Lake Odessa, Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge, Toolsboro Indian Mounds, Postal Museum in Morning Sun and the Historical swinging bridge in Columbus Jct.

 Our purpose is to serve you as efficiently and courteously as possible.  I hope this visit will provide you with the information and service that you need.  Our online office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to allow you access to information you may need at any time.  Our contact information and office hours are provided on this page if you would like to speak with us in person.

Our office is responsible for collecting property taxes, issusing motor vehicles titles and registrations, and we also offer driver license services. Thank you for visiting our online office!



Vicki Frank
Louisa County Treasurer

Louisa County Courthouse

Population Ranking

12,132 - 65th


Online Payment Services                                                                                                                                                                                    

Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and eCheck are accepted for Internet transactions. In office payment methods are cash, check, credit cards or debit cards, ID will be required for debit/credit cards used as payment in office to verify the card name matches the person using it.   Please contact the Treasurer’s Office for additional information regarding applicable service fees and restrictions.



Pay Your Motor Vehicle Tag Renewals - You are only eligible to renew online, if you received a renewal notice through the US Postal Service that contains a PIN for online renewals. If your vehicle registration is delinquent or you require proof of SR insurance, or if you have any outstanding debts the vehicle does not qualify for online renewal. Half year license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewals at this time. (This is an enhancement that will be available in the future!!!) You have 3 full months to renew your vehicles. You have the month before, the month of, and the month after your renewal month.

Property Tax - All current or delinquent property taxes can now be paid online; however, tax sale redemptions can not be paid online. You can access by owner’s name or parcel number of property (this parcel number is located on your tax statement).



Scheduled and Recurring Property Tax Payments:

We are pleased to offer one-time scheduled tax payments and recurring monthly property tax payments through this website as of July 1, 2016.  Payments can be scheduled using either a credit card or e-check.  For additional information, click here, or call (319 ) 523-4451. 

Please be advised a surcharge of $30.00 will be assessed for any dishonored check, draft or order as prescribed in Iowa Code 554.3512. This includes internet payments made and returned for NSF, wrong aba or wrong account number entered etc.


Tax Sale is held the third Monday of June of every year for all delinquent taxes. The  annual Tax Sale is held at the Louisa County Courthouse in the Treasurer's Office, Wapello,IA.  This years Tax Sale will be held on-line, all bids will be made on-line,  no live bids will be accepted.  Subsequent Tax Sales are held on the third Monday of August and every two months after at 9:00 a.m. in the Louisa County Treasurer’s office until all parcels are sold or until the next annual Tax Sale.  Please see the link below for information and forms needed to register as a bidder.

Tax Sale Redemptions must be paid in the office and must be made by guaranteed funds, such as:  cash, money order or certified check.   

All Forms available on Louisa County Website:


 (Click on Treasurer’s Tab and then Tax Sale Tab)

**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 319-523-4454 to determine the documents you will need to bring with you.

Office Hours

  • Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30  Monday - Friday
  • Public Service Hours:  8:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday (After 4:00-Paperwork and money can be left and will be processed the next working day.)
  • The second Thursday of each month the office will open at 9:00 A.M. due to staff training. 
  • Driver License: 8:00 -4:00 Monday - Friday
  • Driver License Written Testing: 8:00 - 3:30 Monday - Friday
  • Drive Test: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's by appointment.(Must provide your own vehicle, proof of insurance and current registration.)
  • No Pre-Trips, CDL Drive Exams or Motorcycle skills testing available at this site.
  • Motor Vehicles: 8:00 - 4:00 (No titles or renewals issued after 4:00 p.m. May leave paperwork to be mailed to you.)
  • Dealers: No "Dealer Only" Titles issued after 3:30 p.m.

Holidays and Scheduled Closings


  • May 31, 2021- Memorial Day
  • June 30, 2021 Treasurer Office closed at 12:00 noon for end of fiscal year
  • July 5, 2021 - Independence Day
  • September 6, 2021 - Labor Day
  • November 11, 2021 - Veteran's Day
  • November 25 & 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving
  • December 24 & 27, 2021 - Christmas
  • December 31, 2021 - New Year's Eve
  • January 3, 2022 - New Year's Day
  • February 21, 2022 - President's Day
  • May 30, 2022- Memorial Day


Contact Information

Our Location

Louisa County Treasurer
117 S Main PO Box 207
Wapello, IA 52653

There is a "Dropbox" located on the west side of the courthouse for payments for any office in the courthouse.  We are NOT responsible for CASH put in the dropbox.

The courthouse is located on Hwy 99 in Wapello, IA.  The Treasurer’s office is on the first floor of the courthouse.

There is a circular drive and Handicap Parking on the west side of the courthouse up by the building and there is an elevator available to get to the Courtroom on the 2nd floor.



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