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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.

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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 https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/ . 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