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.






Des Moines County buildings will be closed to the public until further notice effective at the end of business, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Property tax payments and vehicle registration renewal payments may be placed in a drop box located in the lobby of the south side entrance of the courthouse during business hours only (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday), paid online or mailed to:  Des Moines County Treasurer, P.O. Box 248 Burlington, IA  52601.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office to assist you over the phone or provide instructions for conducting business by mail or online.  Thank you for your understanding.


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, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  

Based on valuations as of January 1, 2018.

Tax statements were mailed on Friday, August 16, 2019.



First half installment due by September 30, 2019

Second half installment due by March 31, 2020



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.


 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 is June 1, 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.






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.