Title Transfers

The Linn County Treasurer’s Office is currently not taking emails for title transfers to allow staff time to catch up on transfers in process prior to Linn County facilities reopening on June 7, 2021. However, this process can still be conducted remotely via mail or drop box. Please see the instructions below to complete a title transfer.

Follow the instructions below to complete your title transfer if you:

  • Purchased a new or used vehicle (car, truck, SUV, motorhome, motorcycle)
  • Purchased a new or used trailer (utility, cargo, travel trailer, mobile home)
  • Recently moved into the State of Iowa

This process is NOT for transfers of boats, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, ATVs, or OHVs. Those are completed with the Recorder’s Office.

Complete a Vehicle Title Transfer via Mail or Drop Box

To complete a title transfer prior to the Treasurer's Office reopening on June 7, please fill out the Title Transfer Application.

The completed application, original title, and bill of sale can be mailed to the Treasurer's Office or dropped in the white drop box located in front of the Public Service Center at 935 2nd St. SW in Cedar Rapids. It is recommended you keep copies for yourself while work is being processed.

If you do not wish to mail or drop-off your completed form, you can wait to complete your title transfer when the Treasurer's Office reopens June 7. Please note you have 30 days after purchase to complete the vehicle title transfer.

Mailing Address

Linn County Treasurer
935 2nd St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Next Steps

The Treasurer's Office will review your information and build the transfer in the system. Someone from the office will follow up with the next steps for completing this process. Your patience is appreciated as we navigate this new way of doing business and toward reopening to the public. Please allow up to five full business days for a response from us BEFORE you send in your original paperwork and payment.

Once you have received a response from Treasurer's Office staff with the forms and fees needed to complete your transfer, you will remit payment with all original documents. Documents and payment can be mailed or dropped in the white drop box located in front of the Public Service Center at 935 2nd St. SW in Cedar Rapids. If you would like to pay with an e-check, please call the Treasurer's Office at 319-892-5500. It is recommended you keep copies for yourself while work is being processed.