Treasurer: Motor Vehicles
MOTOR VEHICLE (Auto Dept) is open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: for vehicle renewals, title transfers, replacement titles, plate exchanges, and other services that require additional forms or applications to be completed.
Please complete a Bill of Sale with every motor vehicle ownership change, and trailer ownership change. Attach the completed Bill of sale with every vehicle sale/purchase and attach it to the title at the time of transfer. Nearly all counties in Iowa already require a bill of sale. The Department of Revenue will mandate the Bill of Sale requirement statewide in 2022.
Mahaska County will REQUIRE a BILL OF SALE January 1, 2022. For additional information regarding Motor Vehicle you may contact our office at 641-673-4618.
We encourage you to pay your vehicle renewals ONLINE at www.iowatreasurers.org, by MAIL to Mahaska County Treasurer at 106 S. 1st Street Oskaloosa IA 52577, or by using the PAYMENT DROP BOX located outside of the Auto Department door (please include your phone number). Payments are payable to: Mahaska County Treasurer. Please include your registration renewal notice to ensure proper posting. Renewals are date sensitive, penalty will apply for delinquent renewals. If your renewal is delinquent and you are renewing online, the penalty will be calculated for you, you may proceed. If your renewal is delinquent, and you will be paying by mail or by payment drop box please contact our office at 641-673-4618 to find out the current amount due BEFORE remitting your payment. Dealers may also utilize the drop box to drop off titlework.
If you are required to show your SR22, please include a photo copy with your renewal. If you are renewing a vehicle at 28 ton or more please include a copy of your 2290 with the stamp RECEIVED on it from the IRS. If you do not have access to a copy machine you may bring it to our office and we will make a copy of your 2290.
DOT Forms are available online at Iowa DOT
Per CDC guidelines: If you have not been vaccinated, we highly recommend you wear a mask if you come to our office.
If you have purchased a vehicle or transferring a vehicle, and your health is compromised we encourage you to call our office at 641-673-4618. If you have access to a scanner, printer and email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For common motor vehicle forms please go to the common forms and applications page.
MOTOR VEHICLE (Auto Department) Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: (641) 673-4618
The County Treasurer's Motor Vehicle Department is responsible to:
- license, title and collect one time registration fee on all motor vehicles, manufactured homes, and trailers
- renew license plates
- issue replacement, salvage, in-lieu and in-transit titles
- record and release security interests on motor vehicles, manufactured homes, and travel trailers
- issue junking certificates for vehicles that are dismantled or no longer operable
- prepare reports for the State of Iowa, Department of Transportation
- process refund claim forms
- issue special plates
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