Union County Treasurer



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Dates to remember from the Treasurer's Office

  • March 1 - Second-half of property taxes due.
  • March 31 - The second half of property tax is due by March 1st of each year.  Late interest will accrue starting April 1st unless the last day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then taxes become delinquent the second business day of April. 
  • July 1 - First day of Fiscal Year
  • September 1 - The first half of property tax is due by September 1st of each year.  Late interest will accrue starting October 1st, unless the last day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then taxes become delinquent the second business day of October. 
  • September 30 - Last day to pay first-half of property taxes without penalty at the Treasurer's office.  Mail-in payments must be post-marked by September 30.

The  County Treasurer is elected every four years at a general election and serves as the County finance officer.

The Treasurer is responsible for collection of taxes and other fees for state, county, city, school districts, community colleges, and other taxing bodies such as townships and fire districts. 

The County Treasurer's Office is responsible for all motor vehicle transactions. 

The Union County Treasurer's Office also issues drivers license and CDL's.


Property Tax

     Each year the Iowa Department of Management certifies property tax levies, from the taxing bodies to the county Auditor.  These levies are applied to the taxable property values assessed by the Assessor to establish the annual tax amount to be collected by the Treasurer.


     The first half due by September 30th and second half due by March 31st of the following year.  The Treasurer prepares and mails a tax statement.  Delinquent statements are mailed after November 1st and by May 1st of each year.


     Delinquent taxes are published in June and subject to the annual June Tax Sale.  If the taxes are not purchased after two publications, a tax sale certificate is issued to the County.  If taxes are not redeemed within a given period of time the certificate holder may apply and be given deed to the property.


     Claim for Iowa Disabled and Senior Citizens Property Tax and Mobile Home Tax Credits are filed in the Treasurer's office by June 1 of each year.


Motor Vehicle

     The State of Iowa Department of Transportation directs the County Treasurer as their agent to process Motor Vehicle transactions and collect appropriate fees according to the Code of Iowa.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Transfer of Ownership
  • Registration fees - as well as registration refunds, all types of vehicle cars, trucks, trailers, and semi-trailers must pay an annual license fee
  • Specialty plates issueance
  • Duplicate titles, registration and plates
  • Notation and cancellation of security interests (liens)
  • Storage of vehicles and junking certificate issuance.

  • Drivers License
  •      Conduct written exams and driving test, issue drivers licenses and non driver / DS


For forms and FAQs please visit:  http://www.iowatreasurers.org


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 Accepted as payment for Motor Vehicles & Property Tax Transactions

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Kelly Busch
Union County Treasurer
Jenny Wheeler, Deputy
Stacey Graham, Deputy
Ellie Miller, Clerk

Telephone 641-782-1710
Fax 641-782-1709

Union County Courthouse
Attn:  Treasurer's Office
300 N Pine Street Suite 1
Creston, IA  50801
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Driver's License Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Driver Tests
Wednesday by Appt. Only
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