Treasurer's Office - Driver's License

The Hardin County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for issuing driver’s licenses to Iowa residents. This also includes motorcycle licenses, Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) and driver permits for Iowa residents 14 years of age and up.

Due to COVID-19, our permit seekers are not allowed to test in our facilities, nor are they able to take advantage of Skip the Trip @ school. We are pleased to announce that parents can now proctor the instructional permit knowledge test for their child –Skip the Trip @ Home. Parents, we encourage you to learn more and apply at the site below:

https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/skip-the-trip

Driver's License Expiration


A driver’s license expires on the license holder’s birthday. However, the license is still valid for an additional 60 days. CDLs now expire on the expiration date with no 60-day grace period.

Expiration Grace Period & Travel


Please note, when using a driver’s license as a form of identification for travel purposes the 60 days grace period may not be recognized by travel security personnel.

Expirations Exceeding 1 Year


If the driver’s license remains expired for a period of one year after the 60-day grace period, the license holder will be required to take the written knowledge test, the drive test and vision screening test.

Written Test Hours


Written tests for a driver's license are available every week day, except Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. No tests will be allowed to begin after 3:30 p.m.