Treasurer (Motor Vehicle/Property Taxes)

Services During COVID-19

Linn County’s top priority is the health and safety of employees and the public. That is why Linn County offices will reopen July 20 on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening. Linn County will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adjust County operations and safety measures as needed.

Many County services can be conducted online or remotely through email, mail, our drop boxes, or over the phone. To schedule an appointment with the Treasurer’s Office use the button below or for questions about remote services, please call 319-892-5500 or email Treasurer@linncounty.org. Due to limited staff, phones will be answered between 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We ask for your patience as we anticipate a high volume of calls during this time.

Read more about our service modifications designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and customers safe.

Services Offered by Appointment

Appointments can only be made for the following services via our online scheduling system:

  • Title Transfer
  • Property Tax Redemption of Taxes Sold at Tax Sale
  • License Plate Exchange
  • Pay Non-Sufficient Funds/Revoke
  • Obtain License Plates/Registration Due to Impound

Make An Appointment

Appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance. If you receive the message “There are no time slots available,” please check back as there are no appointments available at this time. Please check regularly as appointments can open up on an hourly basis. Thank you for your patience as we work through this new way of doing business.

Title Transfer Update

If you purchased, transferred, or brought a vehicle into the state between February 13 and March 15, 2020, please check here (PDF) to determine your deadline to apply for a title and registration and when late penalties will begin to be assessed. 

If the purchase or transfer occurred between March 16 - July 25, 2020, your new deadline to apply for a title and registration is August 24, 2020.

Complete a title transfer without coming to the Treasurer's Office.

Additional Services

The following services do not require an appointment with the Treasurer’s Office and can be completed online, by phone, by mail, or dropbox. Details are listed below for how to complete the service.

Vehicle Registration Renewals

If your registration was due on January 31 through June 30, 2020, you have until August 31, 2020 to renew your registration. If you do not pay your registration on or before August 31, you will begin accruing late penalties beginning September 1, 2020. You will not be assessed late penalties for the months of Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June, July, and Aug.

If your registration was due December 31, 2019 or before, your registration is not covered by the emergency waiver. You will accrue penalties as normal throughout the emergency period.

Vehicle registration renewals can be completed the following ways:

  • Online at iowataxandtags.org.
  • By phone. Please call 319-892-5500.
  • By mailing payment to Linn County Treasurer at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Make check payable to Linn County Treasurer.
  • Via dropbox in front of the Linn County Public Service Center. Be sure to include your contact information when dropping business items in the dropbox.
  • Call us for your PIN to renew online if you no longer have the renewal notice you received in the mail.

Property Tax Payments

Governor Reynolds extended the property tax deadline through July 31, 2020. Any March installment payments received or postmarked by July 31 will be accepted without penalty. The 1.5 percent late interest and penalty on property tax payments will apply beginning August 1, 2020. Property tax payments can be completed the following ways:

  • Online at iowataxandtags.org.
  • By phone. Please call 319-892-5500.
  • By mailing payment to Linn County Treasurer at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Make check payable to Linn County Treasurer.
  • Via dropbox in front of the Linn County Public Service Center. Be sure to include your contact information when dropping business items in the dropbox.

Claim for Refund on Vehicle Registration

To claim a refund on a vehicle registration, please complete the following steps:

Duplicate Title

To request a duplicate title for your vehicle, please complete the following steps:

Order Specialty License Plates 

To order specialty license plates, please visit the Iowa DOT’s website.

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