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Brenda Kreitzer, Treasurer

Brenda Kreitzer, Treasurer


     Walk-in traffic is allowed for Motor Vehicle and Property Tax transactions only.  It is STRONGLY advised to make payments for motor vehicle and property tax transactions by going on-line to www.iowatreasurers.org or by mailing payments to Winneshiek Co Treasurer 201 W Main St Decorah IA 52101 or by putting in the drop off box located outside of the courthouse.  Additional fees apply to credit card transactions.  E-check fee is .25   Credit Card fee is 2.25%

                                                                                                                                                                              DRIVERS LICENSE TRANSACTIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY                                                                               


            Simple Drivers License renewals can be done on-line at www.mymvd.iowadot.gov   


  This is notice that the Winneshiek County Treasurer will not be conducting the suspended June 2020 Annual Tax Sale in the month of February 2021.    The June 2020 Annual Tax Sale was originally suspended by Governor Reynolds' Proclamation of Disaster Emergency on April 24, 2020.

  Section 98 of the Proclamation signed on July 24, 2020 says: Consistent with Iowa Code 446.28 the county treasurer shall have the sole discretion to determine if any tax sale in a county that was not held in June can be held in a particular month or must be further delayed.

Iowa Code 446.28 - Subsequent sale says: If for good cause, a parcel cannot be advertised and offered for sale on the third Monday of June or another date in June designated by the treasurer, the county treasurer shall make the sale on the third Monday of the next succeding month in which the required notice can be given.

  Covid19 health risks that triggered the original proclamation still continues to raise health concerns for holding a tax sale.








  • Anyone buying a vehicle from a private seller needs to be sure they have the appropriate documents.  This not only includes the properly assigned previous title and signed Iowa application, but also a SIGNED BILL OF SALE  from the previous owner verifying the sale date, the buyer's identity, vehicle information, and the purchase price. 
  • If a buyer is unsure of the documents required, please contact our office for more information.
  • Be aware that sellers who are not licensed or bonded often represent themselves on social media as "Dealers".  Before a buyer takes cash to a parking lot to pay for a vehicle, we recommend the buyer asks for verification of all the proper information. 


 VISA  MASTERCARD  DISCOVER  - A Service Delivery Fee will Apply

      Registration & Proprerty Tax transactions:

          Credit Cards - 2.25% per transaction 

          Debit Cards - $2.00 per transaction

       Drivers License transactions:

           Credit & Debit Cards - $1.50 per transaction     


       Office Hours:

  • Motor Vehicle and Property Taxes...........Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Driver’s License..........................................Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Written Tests..................................Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m .
    • Drive Tests.................... 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Closings:

Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday
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
Monday December 25, 2021 Christmas Day
Friday January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day

Phone: 563-382-3753

Email... treasurer@co.winneshiek.ia.us


Treasurer:  Brenda Kreitzer

   Stacey Darling      Amanda Humpal

   Nathan Onsager    Dawn Hageman

   Tim Smock

Our Location:

Winneshiek County Treasurer's Office

201 W Main St

Decorah, IA 52101

The entrance is located on the West side of the Courthouse.  An elevator and stairway is available for access to our office on the second floor.