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Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Benton County Treasurer's Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transfering titles to motor vehicles between private parties.  A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required from a dealership.  

The Iowa State County Treasurer's Association (ISCTA) inconjuction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State's Road Use Tax Fund. 

Many counties already require a bill of sale between private parties and are allowed to do so pursuant to section 321.13 of the Iowa Code.  Benton County will join other counties and require a bill of sale effective January 1, 2020.  The Bill of Sale should include the seller's name, make, year & VIN of the vehicle along with the buyer's name, date of sale, purchase price and seller's signature.

Bill of Sale Document

Please verify "Special or Holiday Closures" below.


Driver’s License Issuance: 

Vinton Courthouse  - (319) 472-2450

Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm 

(enter in the west door, first office to your right)

Written tests must be started before 3:30pm CDL written tests must be started by 3pm!!

Driving Tests: Tuesday by appointment only

No CDL or Motorcycle drive exams

Motor Vehicle Registration & Titling and Property Tax Collections

 Monday Thru Friday 8am-4:30 pm

CAUTION: A new online drivers license renewal application became available 7-22-2013 thru the DOT website . However, make sure you are on the Official DOT site; there have been numerous reports of customers attempting this online renewal and not realizing they were on a bogus site that charges fees and does NOT renew the license. 

Motor Vehicle Titling & Registration & Tax Collections

 Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:30pm 

Special Closings

       Holiday Closings

Monday, February 17, 2020---President's Day

Monday, May 25, 2020---Memorial Day

Friday, July 3, 2020---Independence Day

Monday, September 7, 2020---Labor Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2020---Veteran's Day

Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020---Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Noon---Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25, 2020---Christmas

Friday, January 1, 2021---New Year's Day