Motor Vehicle

Due to Coronavirus restrictions and concerns for our customers and employee’s health the following procedures will take affect Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  Woodbury County Treasurers office will no longer be open for public access.

Customers who need to renew their vehicle and pay property taxes can do so through the mail or on the Woodbury County website.   www.woodburycountyiowa.gov

On March 18th, Gov Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency.  She issued a Proclamation changing the following things within the Treasurer’s office.

Property Taxes:
 The deadline of paying property taxes has been extended from March 31st, 2020 to April 16, 2020 without any extra penalty.

Motor Vehicle:
If your vehicle registration expired Jan 17, 2020 or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended.
 If you are purchasing or transferring a vehicle, you will not be required to obtain a title & registration within 30 days.  This will    remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.
If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer, you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days.  This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.

You can call for your pin# or receipt # if you do not have it.  712-279-6500 for Vehicle and 712-279-6495 for Tax.
The drive-up window on the south side of the building will be open for vehicle dealer drop off and renewals only.  If you have your tax stub and a check written for the correct amount, that can also be dropped off at the drive-up window.

We also have a drop box next to the drive-up window payments for Vehicle renewal and Tax will also be accepted there.  Do not put cash in drop box; personal check, money order or cashier check only.

Thank you in advance for your patience through this difficult time.


Effective January 1, 2020, a bill of sale will be required on all (dealer and private) vehicle transfers.

The Iowa State Treasurer's Association in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices.

The minimum requirement on the bill of sale will be: year, make, model and VIN. It will also need to be signed by both the buyer and seller with the date of sale and the purchase price.

Welcome to the World of the Woodbury County Treasurer site, his deputies and staff. You will find here a knowledgeable, ready to serve group of individuals that staff three departments, all here for the convenience of the residents and taxpayers of Woodbury County.

The Motor Vehicle Division of the Treasurer's Office issues vehicle titles and licenses, registers, collects all vehicle fees for the residents of Woodbury County. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issues hunting and fishing licenses, and also processes titles and registrations for boats, ATVs, and snowmobiles.

Here are some other services you may or may not be aware of, some already in place, and some in the future.

The Woodbury County Treasurer's offices in Sioux City (Motor Vehicle-Trosper/Hoyt Building) and Anthon are the only treasurer's offices in the state to offer DNR serices.

See the "New Plate Replacement Cycle" article for frequently asked questions on the new plate reissue.

 (right side under Additional Information)