Polk County Treasurer

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One of the County Treasurer's responsibilities is to collect taxes for real estate property, manufactured homes, utilities, bushels of grain, monies and credits, buildings on leased land, and city and county special assessments, including delinquent sewer rental and solid waste rates and charges for all tax levying and tax certifying entities of the county.

The Treasurer is also responsible for processing tax suspensions, preparing plat and mobile home tax clearances, and administering the Iowa Property Tax Credit Program based on age/income. Annual tax statements are mailed once a year. Your property tax payment may be paid in one full installment or two half installments. The first half is due on September 1 and becomes delinquent after September 30. The second half is due March 1 and becomes delinquent after March 31.

The administration of the Annual Tax Sale is another responsibility of the County Treasurer.  The County Treasurer must offer for sale, in an open competitive bidding process, parcels for which taxes have become delinquent. The Annual Tax Sale takes place in June of each year.


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


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