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We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover debit cards/credit cards in the office, for taxes or motor vehicle.   Fees will apply.

We accept Visa debit card (as long as it doesn't use interlink), Mastercard credit/debit card and Discover credit card in the office for drivers license.  Fees will apply.

Internet transactions are payable by : Master Card, Visa, Discover, or E-Check.  Fees will Apply.

To pay by eCheck, you will need the RECEIPT number from your tax billing statement,
or the PIN number from your motor vehicle renewal notice.

Returns for insufficient funds will be charged a fee of $30.00.

  • To pay property tax, enter your 10 digit PARCEL number, or enter your name in the correct field, in the following format:   Last name, comma, first name.   IE:  Brown, Charles
  • We are now accepting delinquent tax payments online.  If a parcel has a County Held Tax Sale, or has been Suspended, you cannot pay online, at this time.
  • Payment by 11:59 pm September 30th or March 31st will be acceptable online.
  • Motor Vehicle Tag Renewal Available Online.  Click on the Vehicle Tags above.  You may not renew online if you owe fines, child support, or need SR 22 insurance.  You will need the PIN number from your renewal notice to pay online.


Drivers Licensing 8:00 to 4:00 Daily in Office, written test prior to 3:30 pm.
Drive test given Monday - Friday 8:00 to 11:00 and 1:30 - 3:00.
Motorcycle Drive tests by appointment only on Wednesday at 9:00 am weather permitting.
CDL written tests prior to 3:30 pm.
CDL drive tests are not available.


Effective January 1, 2020 A Bill of Sale will be required for all transactions.
Title transfers need to be in office by 4:00 p.m.

2021 Tax Sale Information- The O'Brien County Tax Sale will begin at 9:00 a.m., on Monday, June 21, 2021.  The sale will be conducted at the O'Brien County Courthouse. Bidders shall place their bids online.  Bidders need not be present at the courthouse.  Please click on the following link for additional information.


If you wish to attend the sale in person, a computer will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note, all bids must be placed online.  Live bids will not be accepted.

O’Brien County Treasurer
2nd Floor Courthouse
155 S Hayes Ave PO Box 310
Primghar IA 51245

Phone: 712-957-3210
Motor Vehicle: 712-957-4185
Driver License: 712-957-3208
Fax: 712-957-0015

Office Hours:
8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Friday
Title transfers by 4:00 pm

Driver License:
8:00 - 4:00 / Monday - Friday

Drivers License written testing:
8:00 - 3:30 / Monday - Friday

Drive Test given:
Monday - Friday 8:00 to 11:00 and 1:30 - 3:00

Motorcycle Drive Tests:
9:00 am Wednesday Morning, by Appointment

Treasurer or Tax:
npetitt@obriencounty.iowa.govcreate new email

Motor Vehicle/Drivers License:
bscroggin@obriencounty.iowa.govcreate new email
aplagge@obriencounty.iowa.govcreate new email

Missy Hattermann, Treasurer
Natosha Petitt, Deputy Treasurer
Laura Scroggin, Motor Vehicle Deputy
Brooke Scroggin, Driver's License Deputy
Angela Plagge, Driver License/MV  Clerk


January 1st, New Year’s Day
February 15th, President’s Day
April 2nd, Good Friday
May 31st, Memorial Day
July 5th, Independence Day
September 6th,  Labor Day
November 11th, Veterans Day
November 25th and 26th, Thanksgiving
December 24th, Christmas Eve
December 31st, New Year's Day