Welcome to Des Moines County, IA


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                 Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and eCheck will be accepted for Internet transactions.            

For your convenience, we accept Discover, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal credit & debit cards in the office.

There is a fee for paying by credit card, debit card, or eCheck - online or in person.

Please note:  A $30.00 Surcharge will be assessed for any dishonored check (including internet payments) as authorized by Iowa Code 554.3512 that is returned for insufficient funds, incorrect entry of ABA or account number, etc.






Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, Des Moines County Buildings will be open to the public.  Access to the courthouse will be limited to the basement entrance located on the south side of the building.

Limited space will be available in the treasurer's office due to the social distancing requirements currently in place, so for faster or more convenient service while COVID-19 remains active, we strongly encourage the public to continue doing business online, by mail or by drop box, which is located outside of the courthouse on the south side in between the building and parking lot (available at any hour).

We thank you and appreciate your patience and understanding as we have operated and continue to operate during these unprecedented times and circumstances!  You may contact our office with any questions at the phone numbers below:

Motor Vehicle Department:  (319) 753-8273

Property Tax Department:  (319) 753-8252



Effective January 1, 2020, the Des Moines County treasurer's office will require customers to provide a bill of sale for all vehicle and trailer transfers.  A bill of sale shall include the seller's name, make of vehicle, year of vehicle, vehicle identification number (VIN), buyer's name, date of sale, purchase price, and signature of seller.  This information may be handwritten on a piece of paper.  For your convenience, a standard bill of sale is linked below.








This assessment is for the time period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  

Based on valuations as of January 1, 2019.

Tax statements were mailed on Thursday, August 20, 2020.



First half installment due by September 30, 2020

Second half installment due by March 31, 2021


The 2020 Tax Sale is currently suspended.

2019 Des Moines Co Tax Sale rules            W-9 Form

2019 Delinquent Tax List





Parcel number format is 10 numbers, to be entered without the dashes, ex: 1234567890.  BE SURE TO PAY ON THE CORRECT PARCEL.  WE MAY NOT REFUND A PAYMENT MADE IN ERROR.


 2021 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim Forms Available Here

The following IOWA RESIDENTS are eligible to file a claim for property tax credit if TOTAL 2020 ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD income is LESS THAN $24,206.00 AND one of the following applies:

  • You were 65 years of age or older by December 31, 2020
  • You were totally disabled and 18 years of age or older by December 31, 2020
  • You are a MOBILE HOME OWNER, and were 23 years of age or older as of December 31, 2020

Please note:  The deadline to file with the County Treasurer is on or before June 1, 2021.  

2021 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim Form and Instructions - Click here.

2021 Iowa Mobile Home/Manufactured/Modular Home Owner Application for Reduced Tax Rate-Click here.






You are not eligible to renew unless you received a renewal notice through the US Postal Service that contains a PIN number for online renewals.  If you have lost this notice, you can obtain the PIN by calling or emailing our office.  Note:  Online service is not available if proof of SR22 insurance is required, any state debts are owed, the vehicle has a 1/2 year license, or is apportioned.







The Issuance and Renewal of Drivers’ Licenses is handled by the Iowa Dept. of Transportation located at Westland Mall, Suite B-1:

550 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa 52655

Hours:  8:30am-5:00pm  Tues-Fri  &  8:00am-1:00pm  Saturday      Phone:  319-754-8767
You may, however, download forms you may need for driver license from this website using the Motor Vehicle Forms link.

IDOT Website-click here




Office Hours
  • Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Monday - Friday
  • No motor vehicle title transfers will be processed after 4:15 p.m.
  • Closed in 2020 for observance of holidays:   January 1, February 17,  May 25,  July 3, September 7,  November 11,  November 26 and 27,  December 24 and 25.  Also closed January 1, 2021.
Contact Information
  • Property Tax Dept:  319-753-8252 
         Deputies:   Debbie, Julie
         Clerks:  Jodie, Kay
  • Motor Vehicle Dept:  319-753-8273
         Deputies:  Shelli, Gina
         Clerks:  Kay, Jodie, Ashley, Anika, Alana
  • Fax:  319-753-8729
  • Email Tax:  dmctax@dmcounty.com
  • Email Motor Vehicle:  dmcmv@dmcounty.com
  • Des Moines County Website:  www.dmcounty.com 
Our Location

Des Moines County Treasurer’s Office
513 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 248
Burlington, IA 52601

One block south of Great River Bridge, in the Des Moines County Court House, 1st Floor.

Access for persons with disabilities is located at the south end of the building, with 2 parking stalls nearby.  3 additional (non-handicap) stalls are provided immediately to the west of these, however they are limited to 20 minutes.  Other parking is located on Main, Columbia, and Court Streets.



Janelle Nalley-Londquist

Welcome to our Online Office!  We are now able to provide you, our valued customer, with much quicker and more efficient service.  In addition to our regular office hours at the Court House, alot of our services are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via this website.  I hope you will take advantage of this convenient way to simplify your very busy lives.