Welcome to the home page for Palo Alto County Treasurer’s Office.

Our office is responsible for collection of property taxes, issuance of titles and registrations for the vehicle of Palo Alto County. We now offer driver license issuance, and the capability to pay your property taxes on-line.

We are here to provide quality customer service. If we may be of any assistance, please contact our office.

Property Taxes are now available!!

Payable September 30, 2019 and March 31, 2020

For the time period July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

Based on Valuations as of January 1, 2018

Please be advised that any check returned to the Treasurer’s office for non-sufficient funds, you will be charged an additional $30.00 fee (as allowed by Iowa Code Section 554.3512)


Experience The Convenience Pay Online!

The Palo Alto County Treasurer's Office is pleased to announce the addition of credit and debit cards payments to our list of payment options for property taxes and motor vehicle. If you choose to pay by debit or credit card, please refer to the following table to determine the applicable convenience fee:


Discover, MasterCard, Visa and eCheck are accepted for Internet transactions.  


Property Tax:  If you opt to pay your property tax by eCheck, you will be asked to enter a receipt number as your PIN.  This can be found on your property tax statement.Motor Vehicle Renewals - You are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice through the U.S. Postal Service that contains a PIN number for online renewals.  Half year license and apportioned vehicles are not eligible for online renewal.

W-9 Form

Vehicle Registration Renewal:

Pay property taxes:

Pay Your Civil Penalty:

REAL ID Info.:


L to R:  Robin Thomsen, Jeanelle Stokes, Kay Frerk, Lindsy Frambach, Kathy Mortenson, and Robin Jamison(Treasurer)


Contact Information

Palo Alto County Treasurer’s Office
1010 Broadway
PO Box 77
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Driving Directions - Located downtown Emmetsburg on Hwy 4 and Broadway

Phone:  712-852-3844
Fax:  712-852-3643


Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Driver’s License and/or ID cards: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 to 3:30. Availability is subject to change. If you have any questions, please call 712-852-3844

Drive Tests  by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 712-852-3844

Driver's License REAL ID Info.:

Find out what documents you need for a driver's license here!

Office Staff:
Robin Jamison, Treasurer, took office 1/02/15
Lindsy Frambach
Robin Thomsen
Jeanelle Stokes
Kathy Mortenson
Kay Frerk