Monona County Treasurer
610 Iowa Ave, Onawa, IA 51040
The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management, disbursement, financial reporting, bonds & investments of all monies paid to Monona County. Not only is she responsible for the financial management of County monies, but she is also an agent of the State of Iowa's Department of Transportation and the Iowa Department of Revenue & Finance. Because of these roles, not only does she oversee our county Real Estate/Tax Department, but also the Motor Vehicle and Driver's License Departments as well!
While each of the departments she oversees have their individual duties, which will be described below, the Treasurer has many additional repsonsibilities which include, but are not limited to:
HOURS OF OPERATION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Payment options available: The Monona County Treasurer has a variety of options available, including credit & debit card, for paying your property taxes, vehicle license, and title transfers at their counter, along with the existing website payment option.
Property Tax Department
Property Tax Payments:Property taxes may be paid in two installments. The first half is due September 1 and becomes delinquent October 1; the second half is due March 1 and becomes delinquent April 1.
Delinquent interest accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month, rounded to the nearest dollar with a minimum of a dollar.
Payments for redemption from tax sale must be paid by guaranteed funds. The rate of interest required by Iowa law to be paid in a redemption is 2% per month.
Notice of Delinquent Taxes:The law requires that a notice be sent to property owners who have outstanding taxes as of February 1. The notification explains that under Iowa law, it is important for property owners to pay taxes and special assessments when they are due in order to avoid the tax sale. Iowa law also requires that a notice of the annual tax sale shall be mailed not later than May 1 to the person in whose name the parcel subject to sale is taxed. In compliance with this law, a Delinquent Tax Statement and Tax Sale Notice is mailed in April to provide proper notice of the pending tax sale.
Delinquent taxes as of May 1 are assessed a publication fee and must be advertised for sale at the annual tax sale in June.
Tax Sale:The Annual Tax Sale is held on-line the third Monday in June at 9:00 a.m.at the Monona County Treasurers Office. Any delinquency must be offered for sale at the Regular or Public Bidder Tax Sale.
Delinquent tax and/or special assessments advertised twice and remaining unsold for want of bidders, must be offered for sale at the annual Public Bidder Sale. Monona County is required by Iowa law to purchase the delinquencies if there is no private sector bidder. Further, once a Certificate of Purchase at Tax Sale has been issued to the County, the Treasurer has the authority to bring an ordinary suit at law for the collection of taxes.
Responsibilities/duties of the Motor Vehicle Department include, but are not limited to:
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*You will need your renewal notice in order to renew online.
Responsibilities of the Driver's License Department include, but are not limited to:
Motor Vehicle Deputy
Motor Vehicle/Driver's License Clerk
Motor Vehicle Clerk
Other Related Agencies:
Iowa Department of Revenue
Iowa Motor Vehicle Division
Iowa Department of Public Safety Agencies
Iowa Department of Transportation Agencies