Buena Vista County first started issuing drivers licenses on January 13, 2003. This decision was made because the state was reducing most of their DL sites and traveling teams. Buena Vista County residents would have had to travel to a state site to renew their licenses.
The County Treasurer's Office took this on as a service to the residents of Buena Vista County. The County is reimbursed only for basic renewals and that is $7.00 per transaction. The County does not get paid by the State for drive tests, automated knowledge tests, identification cards, duplicate licenses, handicap permits, etc.
Drivers’ license services are provided by the Treasurer’s office in Buena Vista County. These services include issuing driver licenses, commercial driver licenses, instruction permits, school permits, non-driver identification cards, and handicapped permits.
The Treasurer’s office also administers automated knowledge tests for all licenses and endorsements. Performs driving tests for motor vehicles only.
Questions concerning eligibility, necessary documents, validity, etc., can be made during the posted hours. All detailed Information on when we offer these services are at the top of the Treasures page.
If you need Drivers’ License Services when we are not available you will need to go to a State operated station. The Spencer State Record Site is available Tuesday – Friday from 8:30 to 5:00, and is open Saturdays from 8:00 – 1:00. Phone: 712-262-6278 or call 1-800-532-1121
For more information visit the Iowa Dept. of Transportation.