The Humboldt County Treasurer's Office is open to the public for Motor Vehicle and Property Tax Processing.  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. 

Driver License issuance is on an appointment only basis. 
Please call 515-332-1681 to schedule an appointment.  This includes computer testing and drive testing.

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

Contact Information

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

      First Half due by September 30, 2023 and Second Half due by March 31, 2024
                  Represents taxes due July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023
                              Based on Valuations as of January 1, 2022
Please verify parcel information as this information is subject to change without notice.

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   By appointment only.   ***Please call 515-332-1681 Option 1***
Written Tests : Monday - Friday    By appointment only. 
Car Drive Tests: Appointments are required.     ***Please call 515-332-1681 Option 1 *** 

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, Debit, Discover, MasterCard and Visa      ***Additional Debit Fee of $2.00 - Credit Card Fee 2.25%***      
In Office:  Motor Vehicle & Property Taxes - Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover & PayPal
Driver's License - Cash, Check, Debit, MasterCard or Visa    ***Additional Card Transaction Fee of $1.50***
NOTICE - A collection fee of $25 will be charged on all insufficient fund checks returned for non-payment

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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