Polk County Recorder’s Office

Welcome to the Polk County Recorder’s Office Online Renewal Website. Please read important renewal information below and then chose an option below to renew your vehicle.


ATV/ORM/ORV/SNOWMOBILE - All current registrations will expire on Wednesday, December 31st, 2016.

BOATS - All boat registrations expire 04/30/2016. The 2016 renewal period for boats begins January 1st, 2016. Renewal notices will be sent out the last week of January.

Online renewals will be processed and mailed to you within 5 - 7 business days of your online payment unless unusual circumstances exist. Same day service is only available at the Polk County Recorder's Office.


All online renewals are subject to a Convenience Service Fee that is in addition to the standard renewal and postage and handling fees. Service fees are based on the total renewal price and are NON-REFUNDABLE. The cost of your service fee will appear on the screen before you submit payment. This fee will be assessed to all online transactions. 


Payments for online renewals can be made with Visa, Master and Discover cards.

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Contact Us

Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-286-3000