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Welcome to Howard County, Iowa


Contact Info


Warren J. Steffen




Howard County Courthouse

137 North Elm Street

Cresco, Iowa 52136








Hours - Office

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday



Hours - Auto & Motorcycle Testing and License Issuance

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Drives by appointment.



Norma Albertson

Deputy Treasurer


Delores (Lori) Praska

Motor Vehicle Clerk


Christine Hron

Drivers License Deputy


Michelle Donlan

Part-time Clerk

About the County Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, management, disbursement, financial reporting, bonds and investment of all monies paid to the County and serves as agent

for the State of Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance.


The Treasurer compiles composite reports from individual record books to general

ledgers: reviews and reconciles receipts, bills, and cash received to assure accuracy

of figures to prevent discrepancies and financial loss. 


In addition, the Treasurer categorizes, indexes, files and deposits materials, forms and monies received to assure public funds are administered properly. 


The Treasurer is responsible for the proper receipt, accounting and disbursement of county funds within proper policies established by the State of Iowa, Howard County Board of Supervisors and corporate and unincorporated taxing entities for adequate financial control.

Collection of Property Taxes
Financial Management
Motor Vehicle Division
Notice of Delinquent Taxes
Property Tax Payments
Real Estate Division
Tax Sales