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Animated Green Arrow Right For title transfers please be in the office by 5:00 p.m.


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Effective December 1, 2019, a bill of sale is required when transferring titles to motor vehicles and trailers purchased from a private party.



Please note!

The Motor Vehicle department is NOT where you get your driver's license.
The Iowa State Department of Transportation Driver's License office is located at:
Eastdale Plaza
1700 First Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
338-5294

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We have permanent and temporary Disabled Hanging Parking Placards available in our office.


Boats, snowmobiles and ATV's are registered through the Recorder and Registrar's Office, located at the County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, 356-6093.

Many people know the Treasurer's Department as the place where they renew their car registration and obtain license plates. The Treasurer's Office has a steady flow of visitors because it administers state motor vehicle registration and licensing laws in the county.

The Johnson County Motor Vehicle department is open Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m., County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, (319) 356-6091.

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