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Mary L. Wells

County Treasurer

Term expires: 2022

Polk County Treasurer Mary L. Wells was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Mary obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Upper Iowa University cum laude in Business Administration majoring in Management. She has worked for more than 20 years in operations management for corporate America managing business operations teams for three fortune 100 companies. 

Her community involvement includes Co-founder and President of Investing In My Future, Inc., member of the Des Moines Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., member of the Des Moines Branch of NAACP and a member of Corinthian Baptist Church.

About this site: Mary recommends you pay your property and vehicle renewal (tag) taxes online. It's easy, fast and safe. Online payment options include Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and eCheck - an electronic transfer of funds from your bank account to the County bank account.

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Mary's Administration and Cash Management divisions comprise the Treasury Management Team. The employees of this team provide internal financial administration including budget control and services for banking, cash management and investments. They provide technical support for inventory control, statutory compliance and equipment. And, in addition, they provide personnel management through staffing, employee development, payroll records and communication.

The mission of the Administration/Cash Management Divisions of the Treasurer's office is to provide financial management, technical support and personnel management services.

TITLE TRANSFERS: We are open by APPOINTMENT ONLY FOR TITLE TRANSFERS. Until further notice, all other transactions must be done by phone, mail, drop box, or online. All of our 'Contact Us' information and 'Payment Options' can be found on the top menu bar. Pay online anytime at