Welcome to Washington County, Iowa  
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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.

Please call 319-653-7721 for help with alternative payment methods.


   Pay Property Taxes                         Pay Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals


 Discover, Mastercard, and Visa credit cards, as well as e-checks are accepted for internet payments.  Please review the following important notes before beginning the payment process:


 Property Tax - Current year taxes and delinquent taxes not covered by a tax sale certificate are available for payment through this site.  Please contact our office directly for tax sale redemption amounts.

  • When entering parcel numbers, please enter only the numeric digits.  For example, if your statement shows the parcel number WACWS 10-12-400-021,, enter only 1012400021.  Do not enter any letters, dashes, or spaces.
  • To search for parcel numbers by name, enter the last name first followed by comma, a space, and then all or part of the first name.  For example, to search for al parcels owned by John Smith, enter:  Smith, John.
  • If paying by e-check, you will be asked to enter your six-digit Tax Receipt number.  Your Tax Receipt number is located in the upper-right corner of each payment stub on your tax statement.

Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals - You are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice that contains a PIN number for online renewals.

  • You are not eligible to renew online if proof of insurance is required, any state debts are owed, or the vehicle is apportioned.
A $30 service charge will be assessed on all e-checks returned due to insufficient funds.


Washington County Online Real Estate Information - Click here for Washington County real estate information.


Tax Sale Information

Pursuant to the governor's public health proclamation, the 2020 annual tax sale is suspended until such time as the county treasurer determines that it can be held.  Subsequent legal counsel advises the county treasurer to re-evaluate circumstances on a monthly basis. 

Washington County’s 2019 annual tax sale was held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Washington County Courthouse.  Adjourned sales are held on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the Washington County Treasurer’s office.  Please see the following links for information and forms needed to register as a bidder.

                                       2019 Washington County Tax Sale Terms and Conditions 

                                       Online Tax Sale Registration

                                       2019 Washington County Tax Sale List

                                       2019 Washington County Annual Tax Sale Totals                                 


Office Hours
  • Property Tax:  8:00 am to 4:15 pm -- Monday through Friday
  • Motor Vehicle:  8:00 am to 4:15 pm (no vehicle transfers after 4:00 pm)
  • Driver's License:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm - All driver's license services offered by appointment only
    • Knowledge Testing - By appointment only
    • Car Driving Tests - By appointment only
  • 2021 Holiday Closings:
    • January 1 - New Year's Day
    • February 15 - President's Day
    • May 31 - Memorial Day
    • July 5 - Independence Day
    • September 6 - Labor Day
    • November 11 - Veteran's Day
    • November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving
    • December 24 - Christmas
Contact Information
  • Phone:  319-653-7721 -- Tax Administration Department
  • Phone:  319-653-7724 -- Motor Vehicle Department
  • Phone:  319-653-7789 -- Drivers License Department
  • Fax:  319-653-7785
  • Staff:  Teresa Long - Deputy Treasurer
              Mary Sue Northup - Deputy Treasurer
              Lindsay Adam - Deputy Treasurer
              Deanna Bertelli - Clerk
              Alicai Pacha - Clerk 

Our Location

Washington County Treasurer
222 W Main St.
PO Box 889
Washington, IA  52353


Washington County Treasurer
Jeffrey A. Garrett

21,704 - 28th


Welcome to the Washington County Treasurer’s page of the Iowa State County Treasurers Association website.

The Washington County Treasurer’s Office is committed to finding new and better ways to serve the citizens of Washington County.

I hope that this page will be the first of many innovations through which Washington County citizens can access county government.