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Relocation Guide

Thank you for your interest in relocating to the Independence, Iowa area! In this section you will find helpful resources to make your move as smooth as possible.


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Change your Address

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Utilities Information

Getting Involved

Independence is home to many local chapters of international volunteer organizations as well as local community organizations.
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Places of Worship

Visit our Church Services page.

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Buchanan County Voter Registration Information

Update Drivers License

Buchanan County Treasurers’ Office
210 5th Ave NE
PO Box 319
Independence, IA 50644

•Phone: 319-334-4340
•Motor Vehicle: 319-334-2005
•Driver License: 319-334-7456


The Courthouse is located on Hwy 150 North in the downtown area

Office Hours
•Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00 | Monday – Friday
•Testing hours for Driver License are 8:00-3:30/Monday-Friday
•Drive test are 8:00-3:15/Tuesday-Thursday by appointment

Distance to Nearby Metro Areas

  • Independence to Waterloo: 24 miles
  • Independence to Cedar Falls: 29 miles
  • Independence to Cedar Rapids: 37 miles
  • Independence to Iowa City: 59 miles
  • Independence to Dubuque: 61 miles
  • Independence to Ames: 94 miles
  • Independence to Des Moines: 108 miles
  • Independence to Minneapolis: 186 miles
  • Independence to Chicago: 218 miles
  • Independence to Sioux City: 229 miles

Cost of Living Information

Compared to the rest of the country the cost of living is in Independence is 17.70% lower than the U.S. average.