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Treasurer

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Linda Zuercher

County Treasurer

Office location:  Courthouse

Position: elected to four year terms

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, fire districts, and drainage districts.

The Treasurer collects and accounts for all funds coming into the county from the various departments.

The County Treasurers’ Office is responsible for all motor vehicle transactions and issues driver licenses.

Tax Duties:

  • Preparing and mailing annual tax statements
  • Property tax collections
  • Tax apportionment to all taxing bodies
  • Investment of county funds
  • Balance financial records

Motor Vehicle Duties:

  • 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 (law).
  • Motor vehicle titling and registration and collection of New Registration fees (Use Tax).

Driver License Duties:

  • Issue Iowa driver licenses, identification cards, employee identification cards and handicapped parking permits; conduct written testing and road tests for vehicles and motorcycles.

Website

www.iowataxandtags.gov

Contact Information

2014 Tax Sale

TAX SALE TIME & DATE:     9:30 A.M. on Monday, June 16, 2014
 
TAX SALE LOCATION:      Clayton County Courtroom – Upper Level of the Courthouse
                                                111 High St NE
                                                Elkader, IA
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   12:00 Noon, Thursday, June 12, 2014

The following information needs to be completed and returned to our office to properly register:
  • Registration of Tax Sale Bidder
  • Proof of Eligibility Statement
  • $25.00 Nonrefundable Registration Fee
  • W-9 Form
The following additional information may be required:
  • Agent Authorization Form
  • $10.00 Nonrefundable Fee for each Agent Authorization Form
  • Certificate of Existence - a copy of a Designation of Agent for Service of Process filed with the Secretary of State OR a copy of a verified statement meeting the requirements of chapter 547, Trade Name Laws, filed with the County Recorder.
The delinquent tax list will be published in the June 4th issue of The Outlook Newspaper.  You may request a copy of the published list directly from the newspaper at 563-539-4554 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Tax Sale List will be posted on  www.iowataxandtags.gov  or you can download it here

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Property Taxes Certified

Property taxes are now certified and can be paid anytime.  You may pay in the office, by mail, or online at IowaTaxandTags.gov.
Statements will be mailed shortly.

Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report 6/30/2011

Use the link below to view the report:

Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report 6/30/2011 pdf icon

Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report 6/30/2010

Use the link below to download the file:

Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report June 30, 2010

Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report 12/31/2010

Use the link below to download the report:

Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report 12/31/2010 pdf document

Subcategories

  • Treasurer's Semi-Annual Report
  • Tax Sale

    Clayton County Tax Sale 2013

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Located in the Clayton County Courtroom on the second floor of the Courthouse.
    111 High St NE, Elkader

    If you are interested in the Clayton County Tax Sale, you must register ahead of time.  The deadline to register is Noon on Thursday, June 13, 2013.  Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing the registration process.  Bidders must register each year to participate in the tax sale.

    The following information needs to be completed and returned to the Treasurer's Office to properly register:

    The following additional information may be required:

    • Agent Authorization Form
    • Authorization to Change Agent Form
    • $10.00 Nonrefundable Fee for each Agent Authorization Form
    • Certificate of Existence - a copy of a Designation of Agent for Service of Process filed with the Secretary of State OR a copy of a verified statement meeting the requirements of chapter 547, Trade Name Laws, filed with the County Recorder.

    The delinquent tax list will be published in the June 5th issue of the Clayton County Register. You may request a copy of the published list directly from the newspaper at 563-245-1311 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    All bidders and agents must provide a valid driver’s license or non-driver identification card as a proof of identity and age at the check-in. Please check-in by 9:15 on June 17, 2013.

    The doctrine of “Buyer Beware” applies to the tax sale. Any questions potential bidders have concerning the tax sale process or the properties involved should be resolved before the day of the sale. All sales are final. Should you have any questions please contact the Treasurer's Office.

    A list of properties with delinquent taxes can be accessed using the link below:

    2013 Tax Sale List

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