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Cerro Gordo Treasurer Wright reminds beleaguered property owners to pay up

This news story was published on July 30, 2020.
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Pat Wright, Cerro Gordo County Treasurer

MASON CITY – Local property owners, whom prop up schools, municipalities, the county and the state budgets, need to pay up their taxes or face penalties, Cerro Gordo Treasurer Pat Wright says.

Cerro Gordo County Treasurer Pat Wright says, “Governor Reynolds’ Proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed on July 24th impacts many of the services provided at the County Treasurer’s office.

The proclamation sections related to property taxes were extended through Friday, July 31, 2020.

The sections related to motor vehicle renewals and title transfers and temporary plates were not extended and expired on July 25, 2020 at midnight.”

What You Need to Know:

• Pay property taxes that were due in March by July 31, 2020 to avoid penalties. They will accept your hard-earned money in so many ways; Send checks to Cerro Gordo County Treasurer; 220 N Washington, Mason City, IA 50401, pay online at; drop payment off in drop box located in Treasurer’s hallway or Treasurer’s walk-up window in parking lot.

• Pay motor vehicle renewals by August 31, 2020, if your registration expired in the months of January 2020 through July 31, 2020. Payment methods the same as above.

• If you purchased a vehicle between February 13th – March 15th, your vehicle must be transferred as soon as possible to avoid penalties. Call 641-421-3127 to get additional information or drop by the office.

• If you purchased a vehicle between March 16th – July 25th, you must apply for title and registration by August 24th to avoid penalties.

Treasurer Wright says, “We are open to the public now, but because of social distancing health needs we are limiting customers to being 6’ apart in hallways. Facemasks are required for entry into the Court House. We are asking people to pay taxes and motor vehicle renewals through our online website, mail, drop box or by phone, so we can save the in-office visits for our transactions that require face-to-face visits.

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6 Responses to Cerro Gordo Treasurer Wright reminds beleaguered property owners to pay up

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Pay up, it’s for the children. LMAO!

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Government workers need to get back to work or just eliminate the damn jobs.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 11:12 am

    You lose Ms Wrong. Go ahead with the ‘State’ plan to open up schools. Who cares about the pandemic. Your economy is being crushed. It’s nationwide! Let it slide for now. It’s apparent that bewilderment rules the day with elected officials. You spend excessively according to people who have excessive wealth telling you how to spend anyways. THE market will crash. I’m all in. Bet me.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 30, 2020 at 11:22 am

      And when I win..again! I’ll let you slide. See how that works. You should do the same, Ms Wright.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 30, 2020 at 4:36 pm

        Incase you didn’t know, “Ms Wright” don’t make the rules. She’s just the bearer of (bad news) of which all county property owners and tax payers should already know. And, she has nothing to do with opening up the schools! Not sure where you get your information, but in the future, you should check yourself, kind of like spell check!!! Duh!!!

        • Mr Right Reply Report comment

          July 30, 2020 at 9:38 pm

          I stand corrected Madam. Pardon me as I excel at slinging slang. Most delightful it is. Have a pleasant evening.