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Treasurers Covid-19 Deadlines

Post Date:07/29/2020 4:30 PM


July 29, 2020

From: Patricia Wright, Cerro Gordo County Treasurer


Cerro Gordo County Treasurer Pat Wright says, "Governor Reynolds’ Proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed on July 24th impacts many of the services provided at the County Treasurer’s office.

The proclamation sections related to property taxes were extended through Friday, July 31, 2020.

The sections related to motor vehicle renewals and title transfers and temporary plates were not extended and expired on July 25, 2020 at midnight."

What You Need to Know:

  • Pay property taxes that were due in March by July 31, 2020 to avoid penalties. Send checks to Cerro Gordo County Treasurer; 220 N Washington, Mason City, IA 50401, pay online at; drop payment off in drop box located in Treasurer’s hallway or Treasurer’s walk-up window in parking lot.
  • Pay motor vehicle renewals by August 31, 2020, if your registration expired in the months of January 2020 through July 31, 2020. Payment methods the same as above.
  • If you purchased a vehicle between February 13th – March 15th, your vehicle must be transferred as soon as possible to avoid penalties. Call 641-421-3127 to get additional information or drop by the office.
  • If you purchased a vehicle between March 16th – July 25th, you must apply for title and registration by August 24th to avoid penalties.

Wright says, "We are open to the public now, but because of social distancing health needs we are limiting customers to being 6’ apart in hallways. Facemasks are required for entry into the Court House. We are asking people to pay taxes and motor vehicle renewals through our online website, mail, drop box or by phone, so we can save the in-office visits for our transactions that require face-to-face visits.

If you have questions, call the treasurer’s office at 641-421-3127 or email questions to

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