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.
* * IMPORTANT NOTICE * *
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 one of our two drop boxes - one is located in the entry way on the south side of the courthouse and available during work hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The other drop box 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.
BILL OF SALE
2018 PROPERTY TAXES ARE AVAILABLE
This assessment is for the time period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Based on valuations as of January 1, 2018.
Tax statements were mailed on Friday, August 16, 2019.
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:
First half installment due by September 30, 2019
Second half installment due by June 25, 2020 (due to Governor Proclamation)
2019 Des Moines Co Tax Sale rules W-9 Form
2019 Delinquent Tax List
PAY PROPERTY TAXES
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.
2020 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim Forms Available Here
The following IOWA RESIDENTS are eligible to file a claim for property tax credit if TOTAL 2019 ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD income is LESS THAN $23,810 AND one of the following applies:
- You were 65 years of age or older by December 31, 2019
- You were totally disabled and 18 years of age or older by December 31, 2019
- You are a MOBILE HOME OWNER, and were 23 years of age or older as of December 31, 2019
Please note: The deadline to file with the County Treasurer has been extended to September 30, 2020.
2020 Iowa Property Tax Credit Claim Form and Instructions - Click here.
2020 Iowa Mobile Home/Manufactured/Modular Home Owner Application for Reduced Tax Rate-Click here.
PAY VEHICLE TAGS
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