Dallas County Motor Vehicle is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Appointments will be held Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM only. 

To schedule an appointment you will need to call 515-993-5812 between the hours of 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment for the next business day.

Registration renewals still need to be completed on-line, by mail, or dropped off at the courthouse drop box.

Thank you for your understanding as we phase back in to being open to the public.

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.

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.