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  • Business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Treasury window is open to the public Monday-Friday
    • 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

You may contact us by any of the following methods:

Business Conducted at City Treasurer’s Office: 

  • Pay City-issued invoices 
  • Pay ambulance bills
  • Pay automatic traffic enforcement citations
  • Process witness fees 
  • Redeem returned checks written to the City of Des Moines 
  • State of Iowa Income Offset Holds for bills due to the City of Des Moines

Payments for the following can be made online:

  • Past due ambulance bills
  • Past due automated traffic enforcement citations
  • Past due neighborhood inspections
  • Returned checks

Business NOT Conducted at City Treasurer’s Office:

  • Metro Waste yard waste bags and stickers – contact the Metro Waste Authority (515) 244-0021 
  • State Sales or Income Taxes – contact the Iowa Department of Revenue (515) 281-3114 
  • Payment of Property Taxes – contact the Polk County Treasurer's Office (515) 286-3060 
  • Payment of Vehicle Licenses – contact the Polk County Treasurer's Office (515) 283-3030 
  • Information on the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt – contact the State Treasurer (515) 281-5367