Title Transfers by Appointment Only - January 1

Published 12/9/2022 3:04:16 PM

(Des Moines, IA)- Polk County Treasurer Mary L. Wells announced today that vehicle title transfers will be handled by appointment-only, effective January 1, 2023.

“We know that time is a valuable resource and are excited to provide an easy and convenient process for advance scheduling by appointment-only, at a time that works for Polk County citizens. Scheduling appointments online or by phone will reduce time spent waiting in our office.”

The Polk County Treasurer’s Office remains committed to providing an exceptional experience for all customers. Kicking off a new year with an improved scheduling process will ensure a quick visit for those who need to complete transactions in-person.

Treasurer Wells reminds residents that they may continue to schedule appointments for all other services. Additionally, payments for vehicle renewals and property taxes may be made online at

Appointments for all services can be made in a number of ways: 


Visit our website at to schedule an appointment. Online scheduling is accessible 24/7 and works from any smartphone, tablet or computer.

By Phone

Contact us at 515-286-3030 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month) for scheduling assistance.


Schedule your future appointment by visiting our office at the Polk County Administration Building, 111 Court Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.

The Treasurer's Office will be closed June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. The office will open 9 a.m. on June 20. Regular hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Third Thursday, 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m. For faster sevice, schedule an appointment.