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 $20.00 returned check fee will be assessed on any payments returned due to insufficient funds.
Iowa veterans can add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards. PLEASE NOTE, this designation can only be added when the license or identification card is being renewed, or, if you are being issued for the first time. (For example, if you are moving in from out of state.) Your County's Veterans Affairs office will need to complete part of that form before the designation can be added to your drivers license or identification card. Please share this post to help spread the word to Veterans.
- Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes...........Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Driver’s License..........................................Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020
Effective January 1, 2020, the Van Buren County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles for all motor vehicles, campers and trailers between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.
The Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISCTA) in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDOR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State’s Road Use Tax Fund.
Many counties already require a bill of sale between private parties and are allowed to do so pursuant to section 321.13 of the Iowa Code. Van Buren County will join other counties and require a bill of sale effective January 1, 2020. The Bill of Sale shall include the seller’s name, make of the vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), buyer’s name, date of sale, purchase price and signature of seller.
What is a REAL ID?
Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver's license today than before the passage of the Act.
PERSONALIZE YOUR LICENSE PLATE, CHECK AVAILABILITY, AND RESERVE IT
Iowa veterans can now add a Veteran designation to their drivers license or nonoperator identification cards. PLEASE NOTE, this designation can only be added when the license or identification card is being renewed, or, if you are being issued for the first time. (For example, if you are moving in from out of state.) Please visit the Harrison County Veterans Affairs office to receive the form to have this designation added to your drivers license or identification card.
Ask about the reduced price Veterans License Plate for qualified veterans.
2020 Tax Sale Information
The 2020 annual Tax Sale will be held by the Van Buren County Treasurer on Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Van Buren County Courthouse, 404 Dodge St, Keosauqua, IA 52565, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Bidders will place their bids online. The auction site can be accessed by going to www.iowataxauction.com
Guidelines to be eligible for bidding at tax sale:
- Register online at www.iowataxauction.com. No mailed or emailed registrations will be accepted.
- Registration begins Monday, May 18, 2020 and ends Thursday, June 11, 2020.
- Pay a non-refundable $45.00 registration fee via E-check
- Complete the online W-9 form
- Property Tax..............(319) 293-3110
- Motor Vehicle............(319) 293-3110
- Driver’s License..........(319) 293-3110
- Fax.............................(319) 293-3828
- Email.......................... firstname.lastname@example.org
- County Website...........www.vanburencoia.org
- Office Staff
- Deputy Treasurer...............................Megan Becker
- Drivers License Deputy.....................Heather Davis
Van Buren County Treasurer’s Office
404 Dodge St
PO Box 473
Keosauqua, IA 52565