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    The Court Record of District Court of Polk County can be found at the Judicial Information System of Iowa State. The State has introduced Unified Judicial System for the provision of information regarding criminal, civil, family cases etc. This information however is limited to case titles and filings, criminal charges, case disposition, child support payments, and fine payments if access is gained free of cost. A person who wants to have full access to the court records is required to subscribe to the Judicial System Website on paying a monthly subscription fee of $25.

    500 Mulberry St, #212

    Des Moines, IA 50309
     515-323-5250  8AM-4:30PM M,W,F; 8AM-2:30PM T,TH
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, address, DOB; also helpful: SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1993; docket books and index cards from 1880s and microfilm prior to 1970
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

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Polk County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Polk County
111 Court Ave, #250
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-323-5393 7:30AM-5:00PM
Record Availability All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1992.

Courier Offices

111 Court Ave, #250
County Admin Bldg
Des Moines, IA 50309

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