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Welcome to the home page for Polk County Attorney John P. Sarcone.

The attorneys and staff in the Polk County Attorney's Office work hard to achieve justice for the victims of crime and to serve the community of over 430,000 residents in Polk County, by prosecuting violations of state law and providing legal counsel to the county government.

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About Us


The County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for the county. The Civil Division provides legal counsel to elected officials and County departments and represents the County in court actions. The Criminal Division files and prosecutes charges for violations of state law that occur within Polk County. The Juvenile Division represents the state in Child in Need of Assistance cases and juvenile delinquency matters.

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News & Press

Monday, September 22, 2014
Felony Case Summary (Week Of 9/15/14)

On September 15, 2014, Jason Lowell appeared for a bond review hearing on Polk County Case number FECR279083.  Lowell was charged with two counts of Child Endan…

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
KCCI: How The State Deals With OWI Offenders

Guardianships & Conservatorships

Individuals have the right to make decisions about their lives; including, where...

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Mental Health

There are people in our community who suffer from a mental illness or subst...

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Polk County Attorney's Office
Polk County Justice Center
222 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3737
Fax: (515) 286-3428
Email: ctyatty@polkcountyiowa.gov