Des Moines Property Records (Iowa)

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Des Moines Assessor Office

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Polk County Assessor's Office 111 Court Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309 515-286-3158 Directions


Des Moines Recorder Of Deeds

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Polk County Recorder of Deeds 111 Court Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309 515-286-3160 Directions


Des Moines Treasurer & Tax Collector Offices

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Des Moines Treasurer 400 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA 50309 515-283-4140 Directions

Polk County Treasurer's Office 111 Court Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309 515-286-3030 Directions


Des Moines Building Departments

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Des Moines Permits 602 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA 50309 515-283-4200 Directions

Des Moines Zoning 602 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines, IA 50309 515-283-4182 Directions

Polk County Building Department 5885 Northeast 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50313 515-286-3352 Directions

Polk County Planning and Zoning Department 5885 Northeast 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50313 515-286-3358 Directions


Des Moines Building Inspector

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Polk County Building Inspector 5885 Northeast 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50313 515-286-3352 Directions


Des Moines Property Records Databases

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Des Moines Home & Property Tax Statistics

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Des Moines Home Values
Median Home Value$123,300
Median Rental Cost (per month)$797
Des Moines Property Tax Payments (Annual)
Median Property Taxes$2,597
Median Property Taxes (Mortgage)$2,663
Median Property Taxes (No Mortgage)$2,445
Des Moines Property Tax Collections (Total)
Property Taxes$139,831,400
Property Taxes (Mortgage)$100,527,100
Property Taxes (No Mortgage)$39,304,300
Des Moines Housing Characteristics
Total Housing Units91,420
Occupied Housing Units83,916 (91.8%)
Vacant Housing Units7,504 (8.2%)
Owner Occupied Housing Units50,362 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied Housing Units33,554 (40.0%)
Housing Units (Mortgage)69.7%
Housing Units (No Mortgage)30.3%
Des Moines Mortgage Characteristics
Mortgage, Contract to Purchase, or Similar Debt35,101
Second Mortage or HELOC4,887
Second Mortgage (No HELOC)1,478
HELOC (No Second Mortgage)3,409
Second Mortgage & HELOC167
No Mortgage15,261
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings
Single-Family Detached Homes54,951 (65.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,973 (4.7%)
2 Apartments1,926 (2.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,097 (2.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,484 (3.0%)
10 or More Apartments16,516 (19.7%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,969 (2.3%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
2014 or Later472 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,353 (1.6%)
2000 to 20096,623 (7.9%)
1980 to 199911,129 (13.3%)
1960 to 197919,665 (23.4%)
1940 to 195921,052 (25.1%)
1939 or Earlier23,622 (28.1%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
1 Room2,079 (2.5%)
2 or 3 Rooms11,122 (13.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms35,522 (42.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms22,139 (26.4%)
8 or More Rooms13,054 (15.6%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
No Bedroom2,465 (2.9%)
1 Bedroom11,507 (13.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms58,475 (69.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms11,469 (13.7%)
Des Moines Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
With Complete Plumbing Facilities83,685 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities83,078 (99.0%)