Vehicle Registration

Office Hours:
Vehicle Registration:  Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(Driver's License Closes at 4PM)
Closed Holidays
Early Closure last working day of June and December

Ways to Pay:
By Mail, coming into the office, or via our Iowa Tax and Tags Website.  If you are unable to utilize any of these payments we would be happy to allow you to pay over the phone.  We do not accept phone payments between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM due to limited staffing.  Please visit our "Acceptable Forms of Payments" page to see what types of payments are accepted.

Privacy Policy:
Due to recent clarification from DOT on the Drivers Privacy Protection Act (18 U.S.C §2721) the following is the Buchanan County Treasurer’s new policy on renewing registrations and issuing titles:

  • You can pay for another person’s registration
  • However, if your name is not listed as an owner on the vehicle then:
    • We will collect postage and can mail it to the owner
    • The owner can stop in and pick it up
    • The owner can give you written consent for us to release the registration to you
      • An example of written consent would be: “I, Jane Doe, give permission to John Doe to receive my vehicle registration and/or titles and plates.”

Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for additional questions.

When can I renew my vehicle registration?

Penalty and Enforcement Information:

How do I get Specialty Plates?

How do I register a truck with 28 ton or higher?

How do I register a homemade trailer?

How do I store a Vehicle?