Motor Vehicle and Tax offices will be closed on July 22nd as they relocate to the first floor of the Courthouse

Motor Vehicle

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The County Treasurer's Office is responsible for all motor vehicle transactions. These services include, but are not limited to:  transfer of ownership (title transfers), collection of registration fees (license/plate validation fees), registration refunds, replacement titles, notation and cancellation of security interests (liens), storage of vehicles and junking certificate issuance.  The Treasurer’s Office serves as an agent of the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa Department of Revenue.

Office hours for walk-in Customers:  Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
**No title transfers, out of state move-ins, trailer transfers or junking certificates will be processed after 4:00 P.M.

918 Court Street Ste. A
Adel, IA 50003
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Phone:  515.993.5812 (Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)  Credit Card, Debit Card or ACH payments are not accepted over the phone.
Fax: 515.993.5875

Methods of payment accepted in office are cash, check, debit ($2 convenience fee) and credit card (MasterCard, Discover or Visa with a convenience fee of 2.25% of the transaction total plus $1.50).

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This is general information only.  Nothing is guaranteed until we see all completed, original documents in our office.  Transfers cannot be completed by mail.