Polk County
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Polk County Criminal & Court Records

District Court

Address
500 Mulberry St, #212 Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone
515-286-3772
Fax
515-323-5250
Hours
8AM-4:30PM M,W,F; 8AM-2:30PM T,TH
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
Restricted Records
No juvenile, child, sealed, pending dissolution of marriage, mental health, expunged, domestic abuse or deferred records released
Civil Note
Search civil, probate, and appellate information at http://www.iowacourts.gov/.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, address, DOB; also helpful: SSN

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1993; docket books and index cards from 1880s and microfilm prior to 1970

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

Click here to run on-site court house search

Polk County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Address
Polk County 111 Court Ave, #250 Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone
515-286-3160
Fax
515-323-5393
Hours
7:30AM-5:00PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1992.

Courier Offices

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

County Assessor

Phone
515-286-3140

Treasurer

Phone
515-286-3060

Elections

Appraiser
515-286-3247

Vital

Appraiser
515-286-3781