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laws codes

Ordinances and Maps

View Polk County subdivision ordinance, zoning ordinance, and zoning map.

laws codes

City of Des Moines City Council Document Search

Search the City of Des Moines City Council documents, such as agendas, communication, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, roll calls, and workshop agendas.

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City of Des Moines Municipal Code

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laws codes

City of West Des Moines Municipal Code

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employment records

City of Des Moines Department Directory

View the City of Des Moines office directory by name, building name, address, phone, and email.

employment records

City of Des Moines Department Services Directory

View City of Des Moines services directory by service name, department, address, and phone number.

permits inspections

City of Des Moines GIS Maps

Search interactive GIS maps of the City of Des Moines such as interactive maps, mobile-friendly maps, notification and seasonal maps, and more.

permits inspections

City of West Des Moines GIS Mapping

Search interactive GIS maps of the City of West Des Moines, such as digital maps, zoning, land use, parks and trails, municipal buildings, street and lane closures, crime, and general city maps, and more.

permits inspections

City of West Des Moines Maps

View various static maps of the City of West Des Moines, such as digital maps, zoning, street maps, comprehensive plan land use map, and more.

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City of Des Moines Building Permit Activity Reports

View the City of Des Moines monthly building permit activity reports by month from 2014 to present.

permits inspections

City of Des Moines Business Licenses and Permits

View information and requirements about the City of Des Moines business licenses and permits including fees.

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City of West Des Moines Building Permit Reports

View the City of West Des Moines monthly building permit reports from 2011 to present.

permits inspections

City of West Des Moines Water Quality Reports

View the City of West Des Moines water quality reports from 2008 to present.

traffic camera reports

City of Des Moines Police Press Releases

View the City of Des Moines Police Department press releases, including arrests and traffic accidents.

traffic camera reports

City of West Des Moines Traffic Accident Reports

Search for the City of West Des Moines traffic accident reports by report number, report date, driver name, or accident location including fees.

marriage records

Recorded Document Search

Search Polk County recorded land documents by name, date, and document type.

marriage records

City of Des Moines Birth, Death and Marriage Records

View information and registration about obtaining the City of Des Moines birth, death and marriage certificates, including fees.

marriage records

Marriage Licenses and Birth, Death and Marriage Records

View information and requirements about obtaining Polk County marriage licenses and birth, death, and marriage certificates including fees.

death records

Clough Farm Cemetery

Clough Farm Cemetery in Polk county, Iowa: Explore burial records, discover memorials, view photos, and find directions on Find A Grave.

government jobs

City of Des Moines Government Jobs

View City of Des Moines government job openings by position, employment type, salary, closing date, including online application.

gis records

GPS Monuments

Search Polk County GPS monuments by location or control point.

gis records

Sex Offender Buffer Zone Map

View a map that shows the 2000 ft. buffer zones around Polk County schools and daycares in which certain sex offenders are prohibited from living.

gis records

City of Des Moines Crime Map

Search the City of Des Moines crime incident map.

gis records

City of West Des Moines Crime Maps

Search City of West Moines Police crime maps.

gis records

District Maps

View Polk County legislative and election district maps.

crime data

City of Des Moines Police Scanner

Listen to the City of Des Moines police and fire radio traffic.

voter election records

Absentee Ballot Status

Search Polk County absentee ballot status by name and date of birth.

voter election records

City of Des Moines Voter Registration

View the City of Des Moines voter registration and election information.

voter election records

City of West Des Moines Voter and Election Information

View the City of West Des Moines voter registration and election information including absentee ballot, and voting locations.

inmate records

Jail and Arrest Records

View Polk County current jail and inmate listing, bookings, and releases.

contractor licenses

City of Des Moines Contractor Licenses

View information and requirements about the City of Des Moines contractor licenses, including fees.

tax records

Property Search

Search Polk County property tax and assessment records by address, name, parcel number, and more.

tax records

Property Tax Search

Search Polk County real estate records by parcel number or property address.

court records

Iowa Court Records and other Resources

Links to state and local court records, general Iowa court information, directory of courts, and online resources for courts in Iowa.

court records

Polk County Court Directory

Directory of court locations in Polk County, Iowa. Includes local links to searching court records, dockets, legal research, self help, and more.

meeting minutes

Meeting Minutes and Agendas

View Polk County Board of Supervisors meeting calendar, agendas, summary packets, and minutes, or listen to meeting audio files from 1846 to present.

census records

Polk County Census Information Summary

Polk County statistics for population, ethnicity, housing, geography and businesses. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

bids

Bids

View Polk County information and requirements about bids and bid opportunities.

sex offender records

Sex Offender Registry

Search for Polk County sex offender records by name, address, description, and photo.

vehicle records

Polk County, IA Motor Vehichle Records Request

View all of the latest information around filing a motor vehicle records request in Polk County, IA.

foreclosure records

County-Owned Property Sales

View listing of tax deed or excess property owned by Polk County that is available for public sale.

foreclosure records

Tax Sales

View Polk County tax sale information and property listings, including sale schedule and location.

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Polk County, IA Offices

View public offices in Polk County, Iowa. These offices may have additional information that is not yet available online. To obtain records from these offices, you may need to contact the office to file an official request. Each office has its own procedures, requirements, and fees associated with obtaining records. Contacting an office directly may allow you access to unpublished records in Polk County, Iowa.

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court records Image of Polk County District Court

Polk County District Court

500 Mulberry Street, Room 212 Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-286-3772
laws codes Image of Polk County Sheriff and Jail

Polk County Sheriff and Jail

1985 NE 51st Place, Des Moines, IA 50313 (515)-286-3814, (515)-323-5400
laws codes Image of Polk County Sheriff's Office

Polk County Sheriff's Office

6023 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313 (515)-286-3333
birth records Image of Polk County Recorder Polk County Administrative Building

Polk County Recorder Polk County Administrative Building

111 Court Ave., Suite 250, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-286-3160
birth records Image of Polk County Recorder of Deeds

Polk County Recorder of Deeds

111 Court Avenue Des Moines, Iowa, 50309 (515)-286-3160
birth records Image of Pleasant Hill City Clerk

Pleasant Hill City Clerk

110 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-286-3772
crime data Image of City of Des Moines Police Department

City of Des Moines Police Department

25 East First St., Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-283-4824
crime data Image of City of West Des Moines Police Department

City of West Des Moines Police Department

250 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265 (515)-222-3320
tax records Image of Polk County Assessor Polk County Administration Building

Polk County Assessor Polk County Administration Building

111 Court Avenue, Room 195, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-286-3140
inmate records Image of Polk County Jail

Polk County Jail

1985 NE 51st Pl, Des Moines, IA 50313 (515)-323-5400
foreclosure records Image of Polk County Treasurer

Polk County Treasurer

111 Court Ave., Suite 154, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-286-3060
environmental health Image of Polk County Rural Water District

Polk County Rural Water District

660 NW 66th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313 (515)-289-2643
employment records Image of Polk County Human Resources

Polk County Human Resources

111 Court Ave # 390, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-286-3200
bar associations Image of Polk County Bar Association

Polk County Bar Association

625 E Court Ave #100, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)-243-3904
genealogy records Image of Polk City Community Library

Polk City Community Library

1500 W Broadway St, Polk City, IA 50226 (515)-984-6119
vehicle records Image of DMV - Polk County River Place Station - By Appointment

DMV - Polk County River Place Station - By Appointment

2339 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310 (515)-244-8725

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Polk County, Iowa Statistics

Polk County, Iowa Population

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Employer Establishments in Polk County, Iowa

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Polk County, Iowa Households

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Polk County, Iowa Median Household Income

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Polk County, Iowa Crime

Data from fbi.gov

Presidential Popular Vote Over Time

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Compiled by: Chris E. | Reviewed by: Blake A. | Last update: 03/13/24

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