County Office Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Public Health Services Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court Hours

M W F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T Th 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buena Vista County, Iowa - Beautiful View



Contact Treasurer

County Treasurer:
Sherie Elbert
Deputy Treasurer
Sonia Banuelos
Tax Clerk
Theresa Sandvig
Motor Vehicle Clerk
Danelle Haberman
Motor Vehicle Clerk
Tami Tendel
Motor Vehicle Clerk
Isabel Sanchez
Driver License Deputy
Kim Briley
Driver License Clerk
Josie Bartley
Driver License Examiner
Matthew Sefcik
Sherie Elbert, Buena Vista County Treasurer
P.O. Drawer 149
215 E. 5th
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Tax Department/Management
P: (712) 749-2533
F: (712) 749-2561
M-F: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Motor Vehicle Department
P: (712) 749-2534
F: (712) 749-2561
M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Driver License Department
P: (712) 749-2571
F: (712) 749-2715
M-F: 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
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Tax Department/Management

  • Process property tax statements for 20,000 parcels on real estate, mobile homes, drainage and special city assessments.
  • Respond to tax inquiries throughout the year.
  • Administer the Iowa Property Tax Program
  • Distribute the levied collections to schools, cities and all other taxing agencies 
  • Conduct the annual Tax Sale for the collection of delinquent taxes on the 3rd Monday of June every year.
  • The financial administration and services for banking, cash management and investments.
  • Pay property taxes online.

Experience the convenience of on-line payments

Property Tax Payments


Note: Any payment of suspended tax, or redemption of a tax sale can not be done through the website. You must contact the Buena Vista County Treasurer’s office (712) 749-2533, or visit the office to make these payments.

For your convenience a drop box is located on the east side of the Courthouse and can be used for all Courthouse payments.