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County treasurer reminds property owners taxes are due

Extension on property tax payments expires Friday; Warwick encourages payment via mail, online or by payment in the courthouse drop box

Hamilton County Treasurer Judy Warwick issued a reminder today that Gov. Kim Reynold’s proclamation of disaster emergency impacts many services provided at the county treasurer’s office.

The proclamation sections related to property taxes were extended through Friday, July 31. Taxes that were due to be paid in March must be paid by Friday to avoid any penalties. Warwick encourages county residents to send checks to Hamilton County treasurer, 2300 Superior St., Suite 7, WebsterCity, IA 50595, or pay online at www.iowatreasurers.org or drop off a payment at the drop box located at the southeast corner of the courthouse sidewalk.

The proclamation sections related to driving with expired licenses were extended through Aug. 23, 2020. The sections dealing with motor vehicle renewals and title transfers and temporary plates were not extended and expired on July 25, 2020, according to Warwick. Vehicle registrations that expired in the months of January 2020 through July 31, 2020, must be renewed by Aug. 31, 2020. These can also be paid online, by mail or by dropping a payment in the drop box.

People who purchased a vehicle between Feb. 13 and March 15 must transfer the title as soon as possible to avoid penalties. Call 832-9540 to receive additional information and to make an appointment.

If a vehicle was purchased between March 15 to July 25, the owner must apply for title and registration by Aug. 24 to avoid penaties.

Warwick said the courthouse is not open yet to the public and encourages the use of the online website, mail and drop box for payments.

She added that this year’s taxes should be mailed out sometime in mid-August and encourages online, mail or drop box payments as it is not planned for the courthouse to be reopened in September.

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