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This page lists public record sources in Polk County, Iowa. Additional resources can be found on our Iowa State Public Records page, on city pages, and on topic pages.

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County Info
Polk County, Iowa Home Page
General information about Polk County
Population: 393,184
Area: 570 sq. miles
County Seat: Des Moines
Area Code(s): 515 712
Time Zone: Central

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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.

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

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Property Search
Search Polk County property tax and assessment records by address, name, parcel number, and more.
Polk County Assessor
Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 195, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515)286-3140 Fax (515)286-3386

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Property Sales
Search Polk County residential, commercial, and agricultural sales records, and more.

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Assessor Maps
View Polk County current Assessor's maps by owner name, address or district.

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

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Recorded Document Search
Search Polk County recorded land documents by name, date, and document type.
Recorder of Deeds, Marriage Licenses and Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Polk County Recorder
Polk County Administrative Building
111 Court Ave., Suite 250, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515)286-3160

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Real Estate Transfer Index
Search Polk County real estate transfer indexing records by date from January 2005.

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GPS Monuments
Search Polk County GPS monuments by location or control point.

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

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Attorney News Releases
View Polk County Attorney news releases of recent criminal activity by date.

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Unsolved Cases
View Polk County Crime Stoppers unsolved cases by date including photos.

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Sheriff News Releases
View Polk County Sheriff's news releases by date, crime, including arrests and traffic accidents.

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Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales
View Polk County Sheriff's foreclosure sales listings.

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

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

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Delinquent Taxes and Tax Sales
Polk County Treasurer
111 Court Ave., Suite 154, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone (515)286-3060

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Genealogy Records Search
Search Polk County genealogy records such as cemeteries, marriage records, obituaries, and more.

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GIS Maps and Parcel Search
Search Polk County property records by name, address, plat name, and book or page.

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GIS Maps
View Polk County GIS shape files including voting precincts, school districts, and flood zones, and more.

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Jail and Arrest Records
View Polk County current jail and inmate listing, bookings, and releases.
Sheriff and Jail
Polk County Sheriff and Jail
1985 NE 51st Place, Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone (515)286-3814
Jail Phone (515)323-5400

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Government Jobs
View Polk County current government job openings by position, department, employment type, salary, closing date, including online employment application.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Voter and Election Information
View Polk County voter registration and election information including absentee ballot and election results.

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Election Results
View various Polk County election results from 1997 to current.

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

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Voting Precinct Map
View Polk County voting precinct maps.

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District Maps
View Polk County legislative and election district maps.

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