Governor waives late property tax penalties

Saturday, March 21, 2020

PLYMOUTH CO. ó Plymouth County Treasurer Shelly Sitzmann, wants the public to know Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation on March 19 that waives late penalty on property tax payments through April 16, to help give assistance to Iowans dealing with the impact of COVID-19Ďs arrival in the state.

Payments must be postmarked by April 16, or paid by midnight at www.iowatreasurers.org, or dropped off in the drop box located inside the Plymouth County Courthouse by April 16 to avoid a late penalty.

The county offices at the Plymouth County Courthouse are closed to the public. The treasurerís staff continues to work and can answer any questions by phone or email.

Many of the driverís license and motor vehicle deadlines have been extended as well by the governor.

If your driverís license has an expiration date of Jan. 16, 2020, or later, you do not have to renew your license at this time. It will remain valid until the declared disaster is lifted.

If your vehicle registration expired Jan. 16, 2020, or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended.

If anyone purchases or transfers a vehicle, they will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days.

This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. Those parties are asked to carry their purchase documents/bill of sale in their car when driving until it is transferred into their name and plated.

The bill of sale is also needed at the treasurerís office to complete the transfer.

If anyone purchases a vehicle from a dealer, they will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days.

This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over. These individuals are also asked to carry their purchase documents in their car when driving until it is transferred into their name and plated.

If anyone has questions regarding property taxes, driversí licenses, or motor vehicles, contact the treasurerís office.

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