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Hanna Gwinn
Treasurer

Took Office January 23rd, 2016

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 Lucas County is located in South Central Iowa, our county population is about 8,534; the County Seat of Chariton is located about 50 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa.  

Chariton is the home of the Hy-Vee Food Stores and their main warehouse is still located in Chariton.  Chariton also is home to Johnson Machines Works, a family owned business that has been in our community since 1904.

Lucas County has several beautiful parks with   bike, hiking, and equestrian trails along with camping sites.

 

 

Welcome to Lucas County, Iowa.

Enjoy online payment options for your convenience!


 

Our Office is Open!  Driver's License is by appointment, only.

Masks are required in the Courthouse.

If your noncommercial Iowa driver’s license expired or will expire between January 16, 2020 and January 8, 2021, it can still be used for driving purposes in accordance with the Governor Reynolds’ disaster emergency proclamation. However, beginning January 9, 2021, all noncommercial Iowa driver’s licenses will be subject to the expiration date printed on the license. All Iowa driver’s licenses have a 60-day grace period following the printed expiration date that allows it to be used for driving purposes.

 

If you are unable to make an appointment to come into the office, you are able to apply for a six month extension at https://iowadot.seamlessdocs.com/f/ApplforTempExtensionofLicense

 

More information in regards to CDLs, driver’s licenses, and motor vehicles can be found at

https://iowadot.gov/covid-19/Public-Response

 

 

Effective February 1, 2020 the Lucas County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale for ALL title transfers.

Iowa Code Section 321.13 already allows county treasurers to request a bill of sale, and many counties already follow this section.  Lucas County will join other counties and require a bill of sale beginning February 1, 2020. 

 

The bill of sale should include the seller’s name, buyer’s name, make of vehicle, year of vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), date of sale, purchase price and signature of both the buyer and seller.  This information can be hand written on a piece of paper or you can contact our office and we can get you one. See the link below for a generic bill of sale.

Bill of Sale Generic

 

The Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISCTA) along with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) are trying to validate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the State’s Road Use Tax Fund.  The IDR is making the bill of sale a best practice for all Iowa counties in 2020, this will make all Iowa counties more consistent. The ISCTA Executive Board and county treasurers are trying to be proactive and require the bill of sale prior to it being mandated by the IDR.

 

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.  Payments can be scheduled using either a credit card or e-check.  For additional information visit our website or call (641 ) 774-5213. 

 

Important Drivers License Information:

Select for information about the Real ID 

Select for information regarding what documents you need for the Real ID.

ATTENTION ALL CDL LICENSE HOLDERS- You will need your state certified BIRTH CERTIFICATE or a valid US PASSPORT when you renew your drivers license.  Click here for more info.  


 

Pay Online:

Discover, Mastercard, Visa and e-Check are accepted for Internet Transactions. When paying property taxes by parcel number please enter the 10 digit parcel number which appears in the bottom right corner of either payment stub. A $30.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds.

Office Hours:  All Driver's License is by appointment only.

  • Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes...........Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Driver’s License..........................................Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    • Written Tests........................................Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Drive Tests...........................................Tuesdays by appointment 
    • Motorcycle Skills Test.........................Mondays by appointment 1:30 p.m.

We accept Credit and Debit Cards as a form of payment for Vehicle and Property Tax transactions in our office.  Service fees apply.

  Debit Card...... $2.00

 Credit Card...... 2.25%

 

Driver's license also accepts Card transactions, the fee is $1.50 per transaction and restrictions for card types apply.  

Holiday Closings:

Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day
Monday, February 15, 2021 President’s Day
Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day
Monday, July 5, 2021 Independence Day
Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26, 2021 Day after Thanksgiving
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve Day
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve
   
   
   

Contact Information:

  • Property Tax, Motor Vehicle, Driver's License....(641-774-5213) Option #5
  • Fax.............................................................(641-774-0428)
  • Email.......................................................... gwinnh@lucasco.org
  • Office Staff
    • Deputy...........Sadye
    • Deputy.............Ashley
    • Clerk..............Jennifer
    • Clerk..............Jenny

Our Location

          Lucas County Treasurer’s Office
          916 Braden Ave.
          Chariton, IA 50049

We are now located on the 1st floor

The Handicap entrance is located on the South side of the Courthouse.