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 reopened 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 services can be conducted online or remotely through email, mail, drop box, or by phone. To schedule an appointment with the Treasurer’s Office use the button below or for questions about remote services email Treasurer@linncounty.org or call 319-892-5500. Phone hours are 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes.

Please note that property taxes cannot be paid in person. Payment options are listed below.

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

Appointments can be made for title transfers, but they can also be completed remotely.

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

Vehicle registration renewals can be completed the following ways:

  • Online at iowataxandtags.org.
  • By mailing payment to Linn County Treasurer at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Make check payable to Linn County Treasurer.
  • Via drop box in front of the Linn County Public Service Center. Be sure to include your contact information when dropping business items in the drop box.
  • Call us for your PIN to renew online if you no longer have the renewal notice you received in the mail.
  • By phone at 319-892-5500. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes.

Property Tax Payments

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, property taxes cannot be paid in person. Property tax payments can be completed the following ways:

  • Online at iowataxandtags.org.
  • By mailing payment to Linn County Treasurer at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Make check payable to Linn County Treasurer. Must be postmarked by Sept. 30.
  • Via drop box in front of the Linn County Public Service Center. Be sure to include your contact information when dropping business items in the drop box.
  • By phone at 319-892-5500. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes.

If paying by mail or drop box, please include the stub portion of the tax statement to ensure proper credit. Residents who would like a receipt must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with their payment.

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.

  1. Property Tax Statements Arriving in Mail

    The deadline to pay the first half of property taxes is September 30, 2020. Read on...
  2. Linn County Facilities Reopen July 20 by Appointment

    New protocols are in place to help protect the public and employees Read on...
  3. Completing A Title Transfer

    How to transfer a title without coming to the Treasurer's Office. Read on...
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