Polk County Treasurer


Polk County Administration Building Closed to Public

Monday, March 23, 2020

To protect the health and safety of Polk County employees and the general public, the Polk County Administrative Building has been closed to the public until further notice.  A reduced staff will be in the building to process online, mailed, and drop box payments, as well as answer phone calls.  Tax sale buyer certificates for reimbursement, tax sale redemption payments, and abstract company payments can be deposited in the South lot drop box.

All additional vehicle and property tax transactions may be done on our payment website www.IowaTaxAndTags.org, by mail, by using the South lot drop box, or by phone (Vehicle 515-286-3030, Property Tax 515-286-3060).

Please do Business by Mail, Web & phone

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

At this time we are still open to the public.  For the safety of the public and our staff we are requesting that you only come into the office for essential business.  We ask that you refrain from coming into the office for non-essential transactions such as exchanging your current plates for other standard issue specialty plates like Blackout Plates.  You are encouraged to conduct any business you can through mail, by placing your transaction in our Dropbox in the front of the building, over the phone, or online at www.IowaTaxAndTags.org.

"Polk County" Can Only Process "Polk County" Transactions

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

With counties closing around us we need to inform all Iowa citizens: Title transfers, vehicle registrations, and property tax payments have to be done in your county of residence per Iowa Code. We are only able to process transactions for Polk County citizens. Thank you.

Income tax returns and your vehicle registration deductible

Friday, February 7, 2020

Good news--your annual fee is listed on your vehicle registration. Don't wait in our phone queue--look at your last vehicle registration!

How Your Property Taxes Are Determined

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Rm 154
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2298

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