Polk County General Services


Public Parking

At most County buildings, public parking is available free to those accessing services. At our downtown facilities, parking is more limited.

At the Courthouse, some hourly-fee parking is available in the Cherry Street Lot, south of the Courthouse.

At the Administration Building, hourly-fee parking is available in a small lot on the south side of the building.

Additional public parking for these buildings is available at parking meters or other public parking locations.

Monthly Parking

Polk County has three (3) downtown surface parking lots.

These lots are:  
6th & Cherry Street Public Hourly Parking
120 2nd Street $55 Monthly
Wagner Lot (combined with 100 5th Avenue) $60 Monthly

Currently there are no parking spaces are available for licensing. To be added to the waiting list, please contact General Services at 286-3215.

Note: Unauthorized vehicles parked in these lots will be ticketed and towed.

Contact Us

Polk County Administrative Building
111 Court Avenue Suite 365
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2251
Phone: 515-286-3215