We are now open for walk-ins in all offices; Drivers license and Passports(located in Recorders Office) still appointment only. 

To schedule drivers license appointments online please go here

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Effective Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Benton County Treasurer’s Office will continue to require appointments for all driver’s license services. ID services and testing, but will no longer require appointments for motor vehicle or property tax services.   Appointments for driver’s license services can be scheduled at www.bentoncountyia.gov or you may call 319-472-2450.  TESTING CANNNOT BE SCHEDULED ON LINE!!!   In order to continue to provide a safe environment, it is crucial that we limit the number of customers in the court house.   To do this, you are strongly encouraged to renew your vehicles and pay property taxes through the mail, online, over the phone or through our drop box.   If you would like a receipt for your property taxes, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.  Please feel free to call our office at 319-472-2450 if you have any questions.   required  

****NEW HOURS EFFECTIVE APRIL 15, 2021****

Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4pm

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

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

The Iowa State County Treasurer's Association (ISCTA) in-conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State's Road Use Tax Fund. 

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.  Benton County will join other counties and require a bill of sale effective January 1, 2020.  The Bill of Sale should include the seller's name, make, year & VIN of the vehicle along with the buyer's name, date of sale, purchase price and seller's signature.

Bill of Sale Document

Please verify "Special or Holiday Closures" below.

Driver’s License Issuance: 

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!!!

Driver's License Issuance:

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!!!

Appointment may be scheduled at www.bentoncountyia.gov or you may call (319) 472-2450

Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm 

(enter in the west door, first office to your right)

Written tests must be started before 3:30pm CDL written tests must be started by 3pm!!

Driving Tests: Tuesday by appointment only

No CDL or Motorcycle drive exams

Motor Vehicle Registration & Titling and Property Tax Collections

 Monday Thru Friday 8:30am-4pm


CAUTION: A new online drivers license renewal application became available 7-22-2013 thru the DOT website https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/ . However, make sure you are on the Official DOT site; there have been numerous reports of customers attempting this online renewal and not realizing they were on a bogus site that charges fees and does NOT renew the license. 


Special Closings

       Holiday Closings

Monday, February 15, 2021-President's Day

Monday, May 31, 2021-Memorial Day

Monday, July 5, 2021- Independence Day

Monday, September 6, 2021- Labor Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021-Veteran's Day

Thursday & Friday November 25 & 26, 2021-Thanksgiving

Friday, December 24, 2021 - Christmas Eve

Friday, December 31, 2021- New Years Eve