Vehicle owners receive an annual registration renewal notice from their County Treasurer. These notices are sent out one month prior to the owner's renewal month. Failure to receive a notice is not a defense to the payment of the renewal amount and any penalty that has accrued. Vehicle registration renewals can be completed the following ways:
You will need your PIN from your renewal notice or the audit number that is on the bottom left portion of your current vehicle registration to renew online. See this example.
Mail payment to Linn County Treasurer at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Make check payable to Linn County Treasurer.
Use the white drop box in front of the Linn County Public Service Center. Be sure to include your contact information when dropping business items in the drop box.
By phone at 319-892-5500. Due to the high volume of phone calls, phone hold times could exceed 30 minutes.
Vehicle registrations can be renewed during a three-month window around the owner's renewal month without penalty. This includes the month prior to your renewal month, your renewal month, and the month following your renewal month. If the last day of the three month window falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, renewals can be completed on the first business day of the following month without penalty.
Penalty is assessed at a rate of 5% of the fee due, per vehicle, per month with a $5-per-vehicle minimum. If the last day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, renewals can be completed on the first business day of the following month without added penalty. Failure to receive a notice is not a defense to the payment of the renewal amount and any penalty that has accrued.