The Polk County Clerk's Office keeps and preserves public records for the Polk County, Iowa government. As part of this job, Clerks maintain Polk County vital records, including birth certificates, marriage records, death certificates, and divorce records. These documents list personal information such as names, dates of birth, and other identifying information, and they may be required to obtain Iowa government identification or to receive government services. These documents establish identity and can be used for Polk County genealogical research. Polk County Clerk Offices may also keep records on Polk County property ownership, property taxes, and title deeds, as well as property sale records. The Clerk Office maintains multiple different county records and services, which may be available online.
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