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Effective at noon on March 17, all Carroll County offices were closed to the public and will remain closed until further notice.  Although the staff of the Carroll County Treasurer’s Office will continue to work, we are not conducting in-person transactions in our office.  At this time, all business with the treasurer’s office will be conducted through the mail (Carroll County Treasurer, PO Box 68, Carroll, Iowa 51401), online at, or by using the county drop box at the bottom of the steps on the north side of the courthouse.


Property Taxes

Property taxes may be paid online, by mail, or by using the courthouse drop box.  Please include your phone number with your payment in case we need to contact you.  If you would like a receipt, you will need to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.

All tax deadlines remain in effect.  Taxes are due March 31 and delinquent on April 1.  However, due to the proclamation issued by Governor Reynolds, penalty will be waived on March tax payments made on or before May 27th.  Payments postmarked after May 27th, paid online after May 27th, or dropped in the drop box after May 27th will be subject to penalty.


Drivers License

Please go to for current updates and complete information.

Vehicle Titles, Registration and License Plates 

Please go to for current updates and complete information. 


Rest assured that we will continue to serve you to the best of our abilities.  Please wash your hands, stay healthy, and stay home!  Together we will get through this.


Lisa Wagner,
Carroll County Treasurer

Real ID Enforcement Date Extended to October 1, 2021:


Office of Public Affairs

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Statement on the REAL ID Enforcement Deadline

“Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security, as directed by President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline beyond the current October 1, 2020 deadline. I have determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. DHS will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.


“The federal, state and local response to the spread of the Coronavirus here in the United States necessitates a delay in this deadline. Our state and local partners are working tirelessly with the Administration to flatten the curve and, therefore, we want to remove any impediments to response and recovery efforts. States across the country are temporarily closing or restricting access to DMVs. This action will preclude millions of people from applying for and receiving their REAL ID. Extending the deadline will also allow the Department to work with Congress to implement needed changes to expedite the issuance of REAL IDs once the current health crisis concludes.


“Protecting both the health and national security of the American people continues to be the top priority for the President of the United States and the Department of Homeland Security.”

Carroll County Treasurer's Office Staff

Lisa Wagner - Treasurer
Jessie Haubrich - Admin Asst/Tax & Financials Deputy
Brooke Bruning - Auto Deputy
Roseanna Schulte - Clerk
Casey Bruch - Clerk
Donna Pietig - Drivers License Deputy
Pat Vonnahme - Clerk

Message from Carroll County Treasurer Lisa Wagner:

As Treasurer of Carroll County, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Treasurer's website and briefly identify the primary functions of the office.

These functions include:

  • The issuance of vehicle titles and registrations and the collection of all vehicle fees for residents of Carroll County.
  • The collection of property taxes for over 22,000 parcels. We respond to tax inquiries throughout the year, administer the Iowa Property Tax Program and conduct the annual tax sale for the collection of delinquent taxes.
  • Driver's license responsibilities including issuing, renewing, and replacing lost or damaged ID cards and driver's licenses, and issuing new learner's permits, driver's licenses, CDLs. Civil penalties are collected by the Treasurer's Office and remitted to the DOT.  Car drives and motorcycle drives are performed by the staff by appointment.
  • The financial administration and services for banking, cash management and investments. Distribution of collections to schools, cities and all other taxing agencies.

Our mission is to provide quality customer service in the issuance of vehicle registrations, collection of property taxes, performing driver's license transactions, and cash management of collections through positive interactions between customers and employees. Please tour our "Information Center" for more detailed information about this office.

If you have any questions pertaining to the Treasurer's Office, our services or duties, please e-mail me at [email protected] or call at (712) 792-1200.


Lisa Wagner
Carroll County Treasurer


Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Carroll County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring all motor vehicle titles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.

The Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISCTA), in partnership with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDOR), aims to substantiate the purchase price of every vehicle transferred in Iowa.  This has a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State’s Road Use Tax fund.

The ISCTA Executive Board has encouraged all 99 counties to proactively require a bill of sale to be completed by both the seller and the buyer in advance of any administrative mandate.

Many counties already require a bill of sale between private parties and are allowed to do so pursuant to section 321.13 of the Iowa Code. Carroll County will join other counties and require a bill of sale for every vehicle transfer effective January 1, 2020. The bill of sale should include the seller’s name, make of the vehicle, year of the vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), buyer’s name, date of sale, purchase price, and signature of seller. 

A bill of sale form is available in the Carroll County Treasurer’s Office or at Bill of Sale Form


114 E. 6th St.
Carroll, Iowa 51401

The Treasurer's Office is on the Northeast corner of the main floor of the Courthouse

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 68
Carroll, IA 51401

Phone: 712-792-1200
FAX: 712-792-9493

Office Hours:
Driver's License
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Car drives by appointment only. Motorcycle drives on Fridays by appointment, weather permitting.

Motor Vehicle
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Property Tax
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We take payments by credit card

Jean Seidl
County Treasurer