Polk County Treasurer

Pay using Dwolla

Why pay with Dwolla?

Pay online or in-person with your phone

Online tax payments with IowaTaxAndTags.gov

By selecting Dwolla at checkout, users will be prompted to sign in to their Dwolla accounts and authorize a payment from their linked bank or credit union account or current Dwolla balance.

Mobile tax payments with Dwolla's free iOS and Android apps

For mobile tax payments, you're invited to add funds from your linked bank or credit union account, download Dwolla's free iOS or Android application, and pay your county treasurer's office. Users can submit payments by logging into the app, finding the location with the "Around Me" option or search for the office by name, entering the amount, and authorizing the transaction. The treasurer's office will confirm the payment.

Dwolla provides a low-cost payment option.

Dwolla built its own cash-based payment network that connects to your checking or savings account. By not allowing credit or debit cards into the network, Dwolla doesn't charge percentage based fees or annual fees. There is no cost to sign up. Using Dwolla costs less than a stamp to mail a paper check.

Your personal Information is safe with Dwolla.

Dwolla is unique in that your banking information remains confidential and is not transferred or released during the transaction.

Want to learn more about Dwolla? Visit Dwolla.com/about.

Need help with anything Dwolla related? Visit help.dwolla.com for troubleshooting, or contact Dwolla's friendly support team at support@dwolla.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dwolla?

Dwolla is a payment network that allows any business or person to send, request and accept money, or in this case allows you to pay your property tax and vehicle registration taxes with IowaTaxAndTags.gov. Dwolla is unlike other payment companies that rely on plastic cards or paper checks. Instead, Dwolla has built its own network that securely connects to your bank account and allows you to move money for just $0.25 per transaction, or free for transactions $10 or less.

Learn more about Dwolla.

Why should I pay with Dwolla?

Dwolla is faster and cheaper than mailing a check. Also, with Dwolla, users are able to create a payment from their bank or credit union account without sharing the sensitive banking information typically found on a check or credit card.

What is the cost of paying with Dwolla?

Paying with Dwolla allows the 11 counties to offer a payment option that costs less a stamp.

Traditionally, Dwolla transactions under and including $10 are free, with transactions over $10 costing a flat 25 cents. Learn more about flat fee and other details.

Is Dwolla safe and secure?

Dwolla uses the latest in security technology, and believes firmly in consumer privacy. Unlike some payment methods, Dwolla doesn't share the sensitive banking information typically found on a check or credit card.

Learn more about Dwolla's security practices.

What will I need to register?

  • General information about yourself
  • Social Security Number
  • A checking or savings account

Where else can I use Dwolla?

You can use Dwolla to exchange money with other people and businesses.

  • Split the rent with your roommate by paying them through Facebook
  • Pay your babysitter straight from your smartphone
  • Attach an invoice and collect money from your clients as a freelancer (see: Dwolla for freelancers)
  • Send rent to your landlord (see: Dwolla for renters)
  • Donate to your favorite non-profit

You can also use Dwolla to make purchases at businesses and donations to nonprofits that accept Dwolla.

Learn more about Dwolla for personal use.

How do I connect a bank account?

  1. Once you have registered an account, click the Funding Sources tab from your dashboard and then select the "Add a Bank" button.
  2. Provide your routing number, account number and a name for the account, select the type of account (savings or checking) and click "Add Your Account"
  3. Dwolla will make two small deposits between $0.01 and $0.20 into your bank account. They typically show up in your account after 10:00 am Central Time within 1-3 business days (not including weekends or holidays).
  4. When you see the two deposits in your bank account, go to Funding Sources and click "Verify" next to your bank. In the two boxes provided, enter the corresponding amounts of the two deposits you received from Dwolla in your bank account (example 0.03 and 0.12). After you enter the two amounts correctly, your bank account will be successfully connected with Dwolla!

Contact Us

Polk County Administrative Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 154
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2298
Vehicle:  515-286-3030 (7-4:45 pm)
Property:  515-286-3060 (7-4:45 p.m.)
Vehicle@PolkCountyIowa.gov
PropertyTax@PolkCountyIowa.gov
Treasurer@PolkCountyIowa.gov