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As Treasurer of Polk County, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Treasurer’s web site and briefly identify the primary functions of the office. These functions include:
1) The issuance of vehicle titles and registrations and the collection of all vehicle fees for residents of Polk County. Annually we process over a million vehicle transactions, respond to over 135,000 telephone inquiries, provide service to over 194,000 walk-in customers, collect nearly 122 million dollars and mail over 320,000 renewal notices to vehicle owners.
2) The collection of property taxes for over 167,000 parcels, 4,000 mobile homes, 4,300 special assessments and 700 miscellaneous and excise tax parcels. We respond to over 89,000 tax inquiries per year, administer the Iowa Property Tax Program and conduct the annual tax sale for the collection of delinquent taxes.
3) The financial administration and services for banking, cash management and investments. Distribution of collections to schools, cities and all other taxing agencies exceed 844 million dollars per year.