MARY MALONEY, POLK COUNTY TREASURER—The deadline for payment of the first installment of the 2011/2012 property tax is Monday, October 1, 2012. Polk County Treasurer Mary Maloney reminds taxpayers that Monday, October 1 is the last day to pay in person without late interest. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Polk County Administrative Office Building, 2nd & Court Avenue. Maloney states “we are expecting twenty-one thousand customers to walk into our office this month. You are encouraged to pay online at IowaTaxAndTags.gov. Full or partial payments can be made with an electronic check or credit card. Try the electronic check option. It’s less than the cost of a postage stamp.
A satellite station will be available on Thursday and Friday, September 27th and 28th, at Polk County River Place, Room 4, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Payments at the satellite station are limited to property taxes. Accepted forms of payment are check, credit card, debit card, and electronic check – service fees apply to credit card, debit card and electronic check payments. NO CASH transactions will be accepted.
Payments may be mailed but must have an October 1st postmark to be processed without late interest. To receive an October 1st postmark, please mail by 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1st, 2012, at the main post office. If mailing from an outlying post office, please check postmark deadline requirements with the post office to obtain a timely postmark. Interest on delinquent taxes accrues at 1.5% per month. Company affixed metered mail dates do not supersede the post office postmark.
To obtain more information regarding tax payments, please call 286-3060.