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Past Polk County Auditor List

Listing of Polk County Auditor / Polk County Judge F.B. Burbidge – elected August 1851, died October 1851 Bryon Rice (appointed) - served (1851- 1855) resigned June, 1855 Barlow Granger (appointed) - served (June 19 – August 23, 1855)  Thomas H. Napier - served (1855-1859)                        …


2017 Dog Applications Available

January 2017 - The Polk County Auditor’s Office issues dog licenses to citizens that live in UNINCORPORATED Polk County. We also issue dog licenses for cities that do not issue licenses per a Polk County ordinance: Ordinance No. 136 Concerning Licensing of Dogs and Control of Abandoned or At-Lar…


Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 is now available.   View / download the CAFR


Census Population Estimate

May 2016 - The (July 1, 2015) Polk County City census population estimates released.  The city population estimates are split by city (part) if in multiple counties Link


National Change Of Address

National Change of Address Postcard Mailing FAQs Getting election mail for someone that no longer resides at your address? Every year our office compares address changes made by residents to the U.S. Post Office with the Polk County voter registration rolls. This is required by the National Voter…


New Downloads Available

April 2016 - As part of our disaster recovery / business continuity project we now have additional historical maps in .ZIP format available on our website. Railroad maps (by PLSS townships) Road maps (by PLSS townships)


November 8, 2016 General Election

Auditor Fitzgerald; The Commissioner of Polk County Elections announces to the qualified electors of the County of Polk, State of Iowa that the General Election has been called and ordered to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Polls will be open from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM.   General Election …


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Main Office

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 230
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays


Phone: (515) 286-3080

Fax: (515) 286-3608


Election Office

George Paletta Building
120 2nd Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays


Phone: (515) 286-3247

Fax: (515) 286-2099


Central Accounting

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 315
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays


Phone: (515) 286-3753

Fax: (515) 323-5253