Access to the Washington County courthouse is limited for Motor Vehicle and Property Tax transactions. All Driver's License services require an appointment. Please check in with the door attendant upon arrival. Please call 319-653-7721 for assistance and for alternative payment methods.
Duties and Responsibilities
The County Treasurer is elected at general election every 4 years, with responsibilities generally focusing on four distinct functions of county government:
As the county's chief financial officer, the treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management, disbursement, and investment of all monies paid to Washington County.
The treasurer is responsible to collect all property taxes, mobile/manufactured home taxes, special assessments, and intergovernmental reimbursements for Washington County. These collections are then either apportioned to various taxing authorities within the county (schools, cities, townships, etc.) or held in different county funds until they are needed.
The treasurer, serving as an agent for the Iowa Department of Transportation, is responsible for titling and registration of all licensable motor vehicles owned by Washington County residents as well as the titling of all mobile/manufactured homes located within the county.
The county treasurer, through a 28-E agreement with the State of Iowa, processes driver’s license transactions and administers written/driving tests.
Property Tax: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm -- Monday through Friday
Motor Vehicle: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm (no vehicle transfers after 4:00 pm)
Driver's License: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (all services by appointment only)
* Knowledge Testing: By appointment only
* Car Driving Tests: By appointment only
Staff: Jeff Garrett, Treasurer
Teresa Long, Deputy Treasurer
Mary Sue Northup, Deputy Treasurer
Lindsay Adam, Deputy Treasurer
Deanna Bertelli, Clerk
Alicia Pacha, Clerk