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Polk County Treasurer

Mary Maloney

Took office on 1/5/1989


Mary Maloney has served as Polk County Treasurer since 1989, currently elected to her 7th Term. A 1977 Graduate of Iowa State University with a Degree in Economics, Mrs. Maloney brought a Financial and Computer Background in Business to Polk County. Under her leadership significant technological changes have been made to the office. She and her husband Peter and two children are Des Moines residents.

Office Information

We recommend you pay your property and vehicle renewal (tag) taxes online.  It's easy, fast and safe. Online payment options include Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and eCheck - an electronic transfer of funds from your bank account to the County bank account.

2019 Tax Sale Terms


Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue
Des Moines IA 50309

Parking Meter Fee Information


Hourly Rate

Time Limit

Lot South of Building

$0.50 - $1.50

3 hours

1st Street, Next to Building


2 hours

Walnut Street Bridge


10 Hours

Walnut Street, Next to Building


2 Hours

Walnut Street, World Food Prize


10 Hours

2nd Avenue, Next to Building


2 Hours

Court Avenue Next to Parking Lot


2 Hours

Contact Info

Property Tax Division

Phone: 515-286-3060
Fax: 515-323-5202

Office Staff:

Deputy Treasurer - Jodi Gjersvik
Adminstrative Supervisor - Rachael Hagedorn
Administrative Supervisor - Mary Mahnke
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Vehicle Division

Phone: 515-286-3030
Fax: 515-323-5202

Office Staff:

Deputy Treasurer - Pam Blankenfeld
Administrative Supervisor - Glenda Cogley
Administrative Supervisor - Chris Guhl
Administrative Supervisor - Raquel Hoveland
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Cash Management Division

Phone: 515-286-3041, #3

Office Staff:

Accounting Manager - Treasurer - Sarah Smith
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Administrative Division

Phone: 515-286-3041
Fax: 515-286-2225

Office Staff:

Treasurer - Mary Maloney
Chief Executive Officer- Ben Lacey
Deputy Treasurer - Kellie Phelps
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Physical Mailing Address

Polk County Treasurers' Office
111 Court Avenue (Room 154)
Des Moines, IA 50309-2298

Payment Drop Box

Located at the North end of the parking lot. Cash payments are not accepted in the drop box.

For more information, contact Polk County Treasurer at


Walk-in Customers, Mon-Fri, 7am - 5pm - Registration and Validation Stickers
Walk-in Customers, Mon-Fri, 7am - 4pm - Title Transfers
Phone Customers, Mon-Fri 7am - 4:45pm
24 hour web service: Iowa Tax And Tags


The office is closed on the following dates:


  • New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Jr. - Monday, January 21, 2019
  • President's Day - Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Veteran's Day - Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Thanksgiving - Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Christmas Eve Day - Tuesday, December 24, 2019
  • Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Thank you for the ability and ease of paying my taxes and vehicle registration online. The website is great!