Motor Vehicle

Details are listed below for how to conduct business with the Motor Vehicle division of the Treasurer's Office.

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Title Transfers

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Vehicle Registration Renewals

Vehicle registration renewals can be completed the following ways:

  • Online at iowataxandtags.org.
  • You will need your PIN from your renewal notice or the audit number that is on the bottom left portion of your current vehicle registration to renew online. See this example.
  • Mail payment to Linn County Treasurer at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Make check payable to Linn County Treasurer.
  • Use the white drop box in front of the Linn County Public Service Center. Be sure to include your contact information when dropping business items in the drop box.
  • By phone at 319-892-5500. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes.

Claim for Refund on Vehicle Registration

To claim a refund on a vehicle registration, please complete the following steps:

Duplicate Title

To request a duplicate title for your vehicle, please complete the following steps:

Pay Non-Sufficient Funds/Revoke

Contact the Treasurer’s office by phone at 319-892-5500 or by email for the required fee and documentation. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes. 

Obtain License Plates/Registration Due to Impound

Contact the Treasurer’s office by phone at 319-892-5500 or by email for the required fee and documentation. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes. 

Order Specialty License Plates

To order specialty license plates, please visit the Iowa DOT’s website.

Purchase of a Non-Personalized Specialty Plate
(Plate Exchange)

To exchange your current plates for a non-personalized specialty plate, please visit our office in person and bring your current plates.  Most non-personalized plates are available in our office.  Some may need to be ordered if they require additional documentation and approval through the DOT. Our lobby is open M-F 7:30am-4pm.

Service Delivery Fees

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Accepted
Payment Type In Person Online 
Cash No Fee Not Accepted
Check No Fee $0.30 per transaction
Debit Card $3.95 plus $0.30 per transaction $3.95 plus $0.30 per transaction
Credit Card 2.35% plus $0.30 per transaction 2.35% plus $0.30 per transaction