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Governor’s proclamation affects tax, license deadlines

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ emergency disaster proclamation, signed on July 24, impacts several services provided by the Webster County Treasurer’s office and relevant deadlines, according to Treasurer Brenda Angstrom.

The proclamation has extended the deadline for property taxes that were due in March through Friday.

If your motor vehicle registration expired between January and July 31, renewals are due by Aug. 31. Checks can be sent to the treasurer at 701 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or paid online.

If you purchased a vehicle between Feb. 13 and March 15, your vehicle must be transferred as soon as possible to avoid penalties. If you purchased a vehicle between March 16 and July 25, you must apply for title and registration by Aug. 24 to avoid penalties.

Those driving with expired licenses have until Aug. 23 to renew them. Those with motor vehicle renewals, title transfers and temporary plates did not receive a deadline extension under the governor’s most recent orders. Emergency extensions for those items during the pandemic expired July 25 at midnight.

While the office is open to the public, it is limited to four visitors at a time for social distancing needs. Angstrom asks the public to pay taxes and motor vehicle renewals online, through the mail, by phone or by drop box to reduce congestion in the office.

Links to pay property taxes and motor vehicle renewal payments can be found at webstercountyia.org and iowataxandtags.org.

The treasurer’s office can be reached at 515-573-2731 or treasurer@webstercountyia.org.

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