Polk County Public Index

Search for Polk County IA public indexes. A public index search provides information on vital documents, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, court cases, legal disputes, criminal trials, traffic court violations, family court cases, misdemeanor charges, felony charges, criminal sentences, plea bargains, settlements, court records, case information, property records, property tax reports, property appraisals, government publications, and public documents.


Polk County Courts act as judicial bodies to resolve legal disputes, including civil and criminal cases in Polk County Iowa. They may also provide a searchable public index of Polk County court records, including case information, trial outcomes, and any sentences, plea bargains, or settlements. Polk County public indexes allow searches by name or business name, by case number, or by court or case type, which can provide information on misdemeanors and felonies, traffic court violations, family court cases, divorce records, and appeal records. Many Courts provide online access to the Polk County public index.

Des Moines District Court Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


Polk County Libraries collect and store documents and multimedia records which they make available to the public in Polk County Iowa. A Library, especially a state library or municipal library, may also store public records. Libraries often make these records available through a public index, or a searchable database to locate Polk County government agency reports, government publications, vital records, and other public documents. These records can be used to find information on any individual or business, look up government documents, or conduct a background check, and Polk County public indexes may be available on the Library website.

AIB College of Business Des Moines IA 2500 Fleur Drive 50321 515-244-4221

Clive Public Library Clive IA 1900 Northwest 114th Street 50325 515-453-2221

Faith Baptist Bible College Ankeny IA 1900 Northwest 4th Street 50023 515-964-0601

Forest Avenue Library Des Moines IA 1326 Forest Avenue 50314 515-283-4152

Grimes Public Library Grimes IA 200 South James Street 50111 515-986-3551

Iowa Genealogical Society Des Moines IA 628 East Grand Avenue 50309 515-276-0287

Library Binding Service Inc Des Moines IA 1801 Thompson Avenue 50316 515-262-3191

Polk City Community Library Polk IA 1500 West Broadway Street 50226 515-984-6119


Polk County Clerk Offices maintain public records for a county or local government, including vital records, property records, and permit records in Polk County Iowa. Clerks may provide a public index to search their Polk County records, which can provide information on birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates. Polk County public indexes may also contain property tax assessments, real estate appraisal reports, property owner information, and other records related to property. Polk County Clerks may provide online access to their public index, which can be used for many forms of research.

Altoona City Clerk Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-5136

Des Moines City Clerk Des Moines IA 400 East 1st Street 50309 515-283-4141

Mitchellville City Clerk Mitchellville IA 204 Center Avenue North 50169 515-967-2935

Polk County Clerk Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


Polk County Town and City Halls provide municipal services to their area, which includes keeping a number of documents that are accessible to the public in Polk County Iowa. Polk County public records, including vital documents, property records, and permit records, may be available through a public index database. Polk County public indexes can provide searchable databases for birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates, as well as property-related records like property tax assessments, property appraisals, and property owner information. These records can help conduct a Polk County background check or locate information about a person or business.

Altoona City Hall Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-7866

Ankeny City Hall Ankeny IA 410 West 1st Street 50023 515-965-6469

Bondurant City Hall Bondurant IA 100 Lincoln Street Southeast 50035 515-967-2418

Clive City Hall Clive IA 1900 Northwest 114th Street 50325 515-223-6220

Des Moines City Hall Des Moines IA 400 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4209

Grimes City Hall Grimes IA 101 Northeast Harvey Street 50111 515-986-3036

Johnston City Hall Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-278-2344

Pleasant Hill City Hall Pleasant Hill IA 5160 Maple Drive 50327 515-262-9368

Polk City City Hall Polk IA 112 South 3rd Street 50226 515-984-6233

Runnells City Hall Runnells IA 110 Brown Street 50237 515-966-2042

Sheldahl City Hall Sheldahl IA 803 2nd Street 50243 515-685-2814

Urbandale City Hall Urbandale IA 3600 86th St 50322 515-278-3900

West Des Moines City Hall West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3444

Windsor Heights City Hall Windsor Heights IA 1133 66th St 50324 515-279-3662


Polk County Archives preserve documents and other records that hold historical significance in Polk County Iowa. They may also keep public records such as Polk County birth certificates, property sale records, and historical maps. Archives may provide a public index to search for their documents by type, location, name, or business name. These public indexes can also provide information on historic property boundaries, death certificates, and criminal records, making them valuable resources for conducting Polk County genealogical research. Archives may provide access to the Polk County public index on their website.

Des Moines Iowa State Archive Des Moines IA 600 East Locust Street 50319 515-281-3007

Des Moines Vital Records Archive Des Moines IA 321 East 12th Street 50319 515-281-4944

Iowa Land Records Archive Johnston IA 8711 Windsor Parkway 50131 515-331-2246