Buying or Selling a Vehicle?
A Note From Your Treasurer: Bill of Sale
Do you plan on buying or selling a vehicle in Iowa soon? Ever? Odds are good that the answer is yes for most of us. Please be aware that the Iowa Department of Revenue will require a Bill of Sale with EVERY title transfer effective January 1, 2021. However, it is important to note that most counties already require a bill of sale. This means that the county treasurer will refuse a title transfer if you do not have a Bill of Sale. It is common for folks to buy and sell vehicles from strangers on the internet – Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, etc. I cannot stress enough the importance of not only obtaining a Bill of Sale in these transactions, but also make certain that you retain contact information for your buyer/seller. You may need to contact them later for missing information or inaccurate paperwork.
Don’t forget! Title transfers are done by appointment. You may self-schedule your appointment on this website at your convenience.
As always, please call us if you have any questions at 641-828-2202.
Marion County Treasurer