Trouble in Pottawattamie County, IOWA
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:03 pm
Last year I leased a Nissan Leaf from a dealership. I bought it outright in early December last year. I had to wait for the county to receive the paperwork from the dealership. They got it either the last week of the year or first week of this year. I updated the registration early January. March came and they said due to the incentive being cancelled my registration fee went from $25/year to ~$350/year. I just found out from the state that the incentive still applies as long as it was owned by me by January 1st, 2014. The county is claiming that it must be registered by January 1st, 2014 in order to qualify. This makes no sense since it has been registered since April 2013 in the county. I'm not sure about the rule on links here but if you search iowataxandtags you'll find it. Needless to say I'm debating a lawsuit but I have no clue where to start. I talked to the county treasurer herself yesterday and she said that she was going to talk to the state about this but I have my doubts that she will follow up due to this not being the first time that the county has done something like this to me.