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Terms of Use

  1. Your Agreement. Thank you for visiting the website ("Site") of Iowa Tax And Tags and the County Treasurers of Buchanan, Dickinson, Floyd, Iowa, Johnson, Linn, Montgomery, Polk and Poweshiek County ("we," "us," or "our").  We are located at the Polk County Administrative Building, 111 Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.  We ask that you carefully review our Terms of Use before using the Site.  These Terms of Use establish a binding agreement that governs your use of this Site.  These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy & Security Policy and any applicable Payment Terms and Conditions incorporated herein by this reference (together, "Terms"), govern your use of this Site.  By using our Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use this Site. 
  2. Our Content Rights. Unless otherwise noted, this Site, including, without limitation, all text, programs, products, processes, technology, information, content and other materials, together with all copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property therein (collectively, "Content"), and the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) are owned by us, or by third parties who have licensed such Content to us.  Such Content is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.  We, on behalf of ourselves and our licensors, expressly reserve all rights, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, in this Site and all Content and compilation of Content from time to time available on this Site.  Access to this Site does not confer, and shall not be considered as conferring, upon you or any other user of the Site any license or other rights to the Site, the Content or the compilation of Content. 
  3. No Warranties. We provide this Site to you on an "as is" basis without any warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.  To the extent permissible under applicable law, we hereby disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, warranties of merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.  Without limiting the foregoing, we do not make any representations or warranties that: (a) the information or other materials available on our Site will be error-free; (b) defects in our Site will be corrected; (c) our Site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components; and/or (d) our Site will be secure, and accessible continuously and without interruption.  Further, we do not make any representations or warranties regarding the use, accuracy, reliability, and/or completeness of the information or other materials available on our Site. 
  4. Links to Other Sites. We may provide links from our Site as a convenience to our visitors.  We have no control over the content posted at those linked sites, all of which have separate terms of use and privacy policies.  We make no representations about the use, accuracy, reliability, and/or completeness of any information or material available thereon.  Links to the third-party sites are not intended to, and do not, imply affiliation with or sponsorship or endorsement of these sites or the third parties operating these sites.  Once you link to another site, you are subject to the terms of use and privacy and security policy of that site and use that site at your own risk. 
  5. Third Party Sites. We have not reviewed all the third-party sites linked to or framing this Site and are not responsible for the content of any pages contained on such third-party sites.  By entering this Site, you agree that we have not reviewed all the third-party sites linked to or framing this Site and are not responsible for the content of any pages of such third-party sites.  We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit/debit card, checking account and other personal information) you may have or might be requested to give to any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such third-party sites and their content.  Your use of other pages connected to other sites is at your own risk. 
  6. Limitations on Use. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation: (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mailbombing," or "crashing"; or (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services.  Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.  We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.  You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site.  You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this Site other than the search engine and search agents available on this Site and other than generally available third-party web browsers (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox). 
  7. Communications and Notice. Any notice or other type of information that is provided to you in connection with this Site, such as each of the Terms, payment confirmations, amendments, and other information ("Communications"), may be sent to you electronically (e.g., by posting the information at this Site, or by sending it to your email address).  We will not be obligated to provide any Communications to you in paper form.  If you do not agree to receive electronic Communications, you should not use the Site. 
  8. Limitation on Liability. We do not accept any liability for any conduct, acts or omissions occurring on this Site.  Under no circumstances will we be liable to you for any direct, consequential, incidental or special damages, including any lost profits or loss of data, even if you claim to have notified us about such damages, or for any claims by any third parties. In addition to the disclaimer of warranties contained in Paragraph 3 of the Terms of Use, the Polk County Treasurer’s Office does not expressly or by implication warrant that the information or data accessed by the customer is accurate or correct. The Treasurer is not liable for any loss, cost, damage or expense arising directly or indirectly in connection with this access. In no event shall the Treasurer be liable for any special or consequential damages or for any direct damages resulting from the customer’s use or application of the information obtained as a result of using this web site. Individuals obtaining information from this website should verify the accuracy of the information by reaching out directly to the Polk County Treasurer’s Office. Information provided should not be relied upon for any type of legal action.
  9. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless, at your own expense, from and against any liability, fees (including attorney's fees), and/or costs arising out of or relating to any breach or violation of the Terms by you. 
  10. Jurisdiction and Venue. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to the Terms or the ownership, operation, or maintenance of this Site shall be resolved exclusively in the appropriate state or, where subject matter jurisdiction is proper, federal court in Des Moines, Iowa.  All such disputes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa. 
  11. You agree that we may modify or add to these Terms of Use at our sole discretion, without notice to you, and that your right to access this Site is conditioned upon your compliance with the most current version of these Terms of Use.  You further agree that we may modify all or any portion of this Site and/or any service available on this Site without notice or cause at any time. 
  12. Entire Agreement. The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us relating to your access to and use of this Site and supersede any prior or contemporaneous representations or agreements. The Terms shall govern our respective legal rights and obligations.  Any rights not otherwise expressly granted by the Terms are reserved by us. 
  13. We may terminate the agreement formed by the Terms without notice or cause at any time.  You agree not to access or use this Site for any reason if at any time we terminate your access to this Site, we terminate the Terms, or you do not agree to the Terms.  The provisions of Sections 2 (Our Content Rights), 3 (No Warranties), 6 (Limitations on Use), 7 (Communications and Notice), 8 (Limitation on Liability), 9 (Indemnity), 10 (Jurisdiction and Venue), and 13 (Termination) shall survive any termination of the agreement formed by these Terms of Use. 
  14. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid or for some reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms of Use not deemed invalid or unenforceable.
  15. The IowaTaxAndTags logo is the property of Polk County and its reproduction and use is strictly prohibited.
  16. is the payment site for the member County Treasurers and is not meant to be used for research purposes as the site does not guarantee the amounts, including liens on the property, are complete and/or accurate. When purchasing property, always work with an abstract company to ensure all liens are disclosed prior to closing.  Information provided should not be relied upon for any type of legal action.