The function of the Treasury Division is to manage the City's investments within the policy guidelines established by City Council and state law, including "safety, liquidity, and yield" - in that order of priority.
Window Hours - Open to Public
The Treasury Division window is open to the public during the hours of 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You may contact us by email, phone (515) 283-4093 or fax (515) 237-1670. The general number to the Finance department is (515) 283-4921.
Business Conducted at City Treasurer’s Office
Payment of city-issued invoices
Sale of stickers for disposal of appliances
Redemption of witness fees
Redemption of returned checks written to the City of Des Moines
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 and Finance (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