Courthouse Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Monday - Friday Driver's License Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Monday - Friday Renewals
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Written Test
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Driving Test Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by Appointment

Louisa County Motor Vehicle Department

Vicki Frank, Treasurer

117 South Main Street
PO Box 207
Wapello, Iowa 52653-207

Telephone: 319-523-4453
or 319-523-4452
Fax: 319-523-0184


								Office Processing Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 

No "Dealer Only" titles after 3:30 p.m.

No motor vehicle titles or renewals issued after 4:00 p.m.

You may leave your paperwork and it will be mailed to you.

Call ahead for holiday closings or check schedule on this county's site.

The County Treasurer’s office issues vehicle titles, registration renewals, personalized and other special license plates, and junking certificates; notates and releases security interests; collects use tax, registration, and document fees; process credits and refunds of vehicles transferred; and serves as an agent of the Iowa Department of Transportation and Department of Revenue and Finance.

Renew license plates: Motor vehicles can be renewed any time the month before, the month of or the month after your registration/birth month. Renewals may be done by mail, in the office or on the web at
Your are not eligible to renew online unless you received a renewal notice through the US Postal Service that contains a PIN number for online renewals.
You need to bring in all of your license plate numbers or the renewal notice that is mailed to you.

Selling a vehicle: If you sell a vehicle to someone you should remove your license plates and keep the registration. If you replace the vehicle within 30 days, the plates and unused registration fees may transfer. If you don’t replace the vehicle, the plates and registration should be returned to the Treasurer for cancellation and possibly apply for a refund. You will need to know the date you sold it, to whom you sold it and their address, in order to apply for a refund.

When selling, you need to give the Buyer:
A. Title, with top back section completed, including name of buyer, date of sale & signature of seller(s).
B. Complete odometer statement and damage disclosure statement on any vehicle 9 years old or newer.

To put a vehicle in storage: Turn in your license plates and current registration before your registration expires.

For more complete information and forms on motor vehicles visit the Iowa Department of Transportation:
web site


Or Visit the Iowa State County Treasurer's Association web site: