The Humboldt County Treasurer's Office is now open to the public for Motor Vehicle and Property Tax Processing.  Please be aware that there are only two work stations for customer use.  If these are occupied when you arrive, please wait in the hallway until a customer exits.  If you prefer, there is also a drop box located on the north side of the court house by the center door for your use. 

Any Driver License issuance will remain on an appointment only basis.  Please call 515-332-2993 to schedule an appointment.  

Your understanding during this health crisis is appreciated.

NOTE:  You may pay your taxes and motor vehicle registrations online by using the links on the left.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-332-1681 
Drivers's License - 515-332-2993
Fax: 515-332-7194
Address: Humboldt County Treasurer's Office 203 Main Street, PO Box 100 Dakota City, IA 50529

2020/2021 Taxes are now available!

Property Taxes: 8:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
Titles & Registrations: 8:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
Driver's License: 8:30 - 4:00 Monday - Friday (availability subject to change)
Written Tests : 8:30 - 3:00 Monday - Friday
Car Drive Tests: Fridays by appointment

All out-of-state customers and new applicants - please click here to make sure you have all the documents you need to be issued an Iowa DL or ID.  Cut-off time for issuance is 3:30 pm.
Online:  eCheck, Discover, MasterCard and Visa
In Office:  Motor Vehicle & Property Taxes - Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover & PayPal
Driver's License - Cash, Check, MasterCard (Debit & Credit), Visa (Debit Only - acceptable as long as Interlink is not listed on the back of the card), Discover

Vehicle Renewals
Online Vehicle Renewals Exceptions:

  • Vehicles with personalized or special emblem plates may not be renewed online after the second month after the expiration.  (Ex: If the plate's registration month is December, you cannot renew the vehicle online after February 28th.)
  • A vehicle registration cannot be renewed online after the 8th month of penalty.  (Ex: If the plate's registration month is December, you will not be able to renew online after September 30th.)
  • Half year license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal at this time.
  • Fire fighter plates cannot be renewed online.
  • If you have SR22 or have outstanding debts to the Clerk of Court, Department of Revenue or owe child support you will not be able to renew online.

Driver License Information

DL Test Pic


Additional Motor Vehicle Information
Plate Pic 
  • For information on Personalized and Specialty plates, click HERE.
  • To order a Personalized or Specialty plate, click HERE.
December Truck Renewals - Remember if your truck is licensed for 28 ton or more, you need to show your Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax payment or exemption filed with the IRS (aka 2290).  We have the form in our office otherwise you can download it from the IRS website.

Form -
Instructions -

The IRS office in Fort Dodge is located at 1728 Central Ave.  Phone 515-576-1744

Firefighter License Plates - To apply for Firefighter plates or to renew your Firefighter plates, you need to get a Firefighter License Plate Application from your fire chief.  This needs to be done every year!

Handicap parking is located on the northeast corner of the court house. There is a handicap entrance on the east side of the building. This leads directly to the elevator. our office is on the first floor.

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