Polk County Treasurer

Fee Estimator

When you click on the website link (Fee Estimator Worksheet) at the bottom of the page, you will be a Motor Vehicle Guest. This will help you to determine registration fees, registration fees remaining on a vehicle that has been sold, traded or junked, estimate fees due on a newly acquired vehicle and tell you the truck fees by tonnage.

At the top of the page is the menu.

Click on "Tools" - "Dealer Inquiry"

There are four options to choose from:

1. Weight and List Price Calculator:

This feature is used to determine registration fees by vehicle identification number or by selecting make, year, and model.

2. Credit Calculator:

This feature is used to determine if there is credit available to use on a transfer of a newly acquired vehicle or to apply for a refund of registration fees.

3. Fee Estimator:

This feature will estimate fees due for a newly acquired vehicle. You can calculate registration, title, security interest recording fees, and use tax. It will also calculate credit from a vehicle that has been sold, traded or junked.

4. Truck Rate Calculator:

This feature is used to determine registration fee by tonnage.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These options are only available if you are using Microsoft's Internet Explorer as your web browser. If you do not have this browser, you can click on the link below to download it.

Internet Explorer

Fee Estimator Worksheet


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