Polk County General Services

County Properties

Polk County owns over 25 buildings (plus park facilities) used for providing services to the public. When necessary, the County has also leased space to house offices when owned facilities were not practical or available. These owned and leased facilities provide a wide array of services ranging from public health & safety to entertainment. Iowa counties are also required to provide facilities from which certain State functions must operate; these are primarily courts and human services.

Polk County facilities and the functions housed in them are listed below. For more information on services, see sites for individual departments or services listings on each web page.

General Information phone number: (515) 286-3000

Polk County Interactive Web Mapping

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General County Facilities

For more information about each building, click on the links.

70 College Ave. Conservation Board Polk County Courthouse
1900 Carpenter Ave. Crisis & Advocacy Services Polk County River Place
1907 Carpenter Ave. Field Operations Headquarters  Public Works Building
1914 Carpenter Ave. Riverpoint Office Building
Bob E. Rice Communications Center  Main Jail Youth Service Facilities:Central Intake Center Juvenile Detention Center
Central Maintenance Facillity Polk County Administrative Office Building Justice Center Annex
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Senior Centers/Meal Sites

Altoona Meal Site Eastside Senior Center Polk City Community Center
Ankeny Meal Site Johnston Runnells Senior Center
Pioneer Columbus Community Center MLK Senior Center Scott/Four Mile
Central Senior Center North Senior Center Southside Senior Center
Deaf Senior Site Northwest Community Center Westside Community Center
Grimes Community Center Norwoodville Community Center  
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Event/Entertainment Facilities

Iowa Events Center (Operated by Global Spectrum)

Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (Operated by Prairie Meadows)

Building Information

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70 College Ave.

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70 College Ave.
Building 70 College Ave
Address 70 College Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map 70 College Ave.
Houses Buildings & Grounds
Parking Public Lot
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1900 Carpenter Ave.

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1900 Carpenter Ave.
Building 1900 Carpenter
Address 1900 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map 1900 Carpenter Ave.
Houses State Department of Human Services
Parking Public Lot
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1907 Carpenter Ave.

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1907 Carpenter Ave.
Building 1907 Carpenter
Address 1907 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map 1907 Carpenter Ave.
Houses Polk County Health Department & Emergency Management
Parking Public Lot
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1914 Carpenter Ave.

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1914 Carpenter Ave.
Building 1914 Carpenter Ave.
Address 1914 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314-1309
Map 1914 Carpenter Ave.
Houses State Department of Human Services
Parking Public Lot
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Bob E. Rice Communications Center

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Bob E. Rice Communications Center
Building Bob E. Rice Communications Center
Address 6023 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1206
Map 6023 NE 14th St.
Houses Sheriff (Communications Division) 911 dispatch
Parking Employee parking only
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Central Maintenance Facility

Central Maintenance Facility
Building Central Maintenance Facility
Address 5885 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1202 Picture unavailable at this time
Map 5885 NE 14th St.
Houses Public Works (Secondary Roads Division)
Parking Employee parking only
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Conservation Board

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Conservation Board
Building Conservation Board
Address 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, IA 50109-9675
Map 11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Houses Conservation Department Administrative Offices. For other park facilities & locations, visit the Conservation Department website.
Parking Public Lot
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Sheriff's Field Operations Headquarters

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Sheriff's Field Operations Headquarters
Building Sheriff's Field Operations Headquarters
Address 6023 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1206
Map 6023 NE 14th St.
Houses Sheriff's patrol, vehicle impound, weapons permits & detective units
Parking Public Lot
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Main Jail

Jail Entrance 3
Main Jail
Building Main Jail
Address 1985 NE 51st Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313
Map 6023 NE 14th St.
Houses Sheriff (Jail Division)
Parking Public Lot
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Polk County Administrative Office Building

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Polk County Administrative Office Building
Building Polk County Administrative Office Building
Address 111 Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-2218
Map 111 Court Ave.
Houses Board of Supervisors, County Auditor, County Treasurer, County Recorder, County Attorney (Civil Division), Assessor, Human Resources, Budget Office, General Services Department
Parking Public lot on the south entrance with limited fee and street meters on adjacent streets
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Polk County Courthouse

Courthouse
Polk County Courthouse
Building Polk County Courthouse
Address 500 Mulberry St., Des Moines, IA 50309-4238
Map 500 Mulberry St.
Houses District Court, including Judges, Court Administration, Clerk of Court
Parking Public Lot and meters on all adjacent streets
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Polk County River Place

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Polk County River Place
Building Polk County River Place
Address 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
Map 2309 Euclid Ave.
Houses Veteran Affairs, Juvenile Court Offices, Community Family & Youth Services (Crisis and Advocacy, Family Enrichment Center, Supplemental Foods & General Assistance), IA Department of Human Services (Polk County & District Office), Health Services and County Sheriff (Administration & Civil divisions)
Parking Public lot south of building
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Public Works

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Public Works
Building Public Works Building
Address 5885 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313-1202
Map 5885 NE 14th St.
Houses Public Works (Administration, Engineering, Planning & Zoning, Building, Air Quality, & Inspections)
Parking Public Lot
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Riverpoint Office Building (leased)

Riverpoint
Riverpoint Office Building (leased)
Building Riverpoint Office Building (leased)
Address 500 SW 7th St., Des Moines, IA 50309-4506
Map 500 SW 7th St.
Houses Judicial Magistrates & court staff
Parking Public Lot
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Crisis & Advocacy Services

Riverplace
Crisis & Advocacy Services
Building Crisis & Advocacy Services
Address 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
Map 2309 Euclid Ave.
Houses Community Family & Youth Services (Crisis & Advocacy Services)
Parking Public Lot
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Youth Service Facilities

Youth Services
Youth Service Facilities
Building Youth Service Facilities
Address 1548 Hull Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316-1343
Map 1548 Hull Ave.
Houses Central Intake Center, Juvenile Detention Center
Parking Public Lot
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Justice Center Annex

Justice Center Annex
Justice Center Annex
Building Justice Center Annex
Address 222 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Map 222 5th Avenue
Houses County Attorney (Intake & Screening, Criminal, Juvenile, Major offense, Domestic Abuse and Restorative Justice Division
Parking Street meters and downtown ramps
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Altoona Meal Site (leased)

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Altoona Meal Site (Leased)
Building Altoona Meal Site
Address 507 13th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2061
Map 507 13th Ave SW
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Ankeny Meal Site

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Ankeny Meal Site (Leased)
Building Ankeny Meal Site
Address 406 S.W. School St. Suite 104, Ankeny, IA 50021
Map 406 S.W. School St.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Pioneer Columbus Community Center

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Pioneer Columbus Community Center (Leased)
Building Pioneer Columbus Community Center
Address 2100 S.E. 5th, Des Moines, IA 50315-1552
Map 2100 S.E. 5th
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Central Senior Center

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Central Senior Center
Building Central Senior Center
Address 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311-3230
Map 2008 Forest Ave.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Deaf Senior Site Norwoodville Community Center

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Deaf Senior Site Norwoodville Community Center
Building Deaf Senior Site Norwoodville Community Center
Address 3077 NE 46th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317-8107
Map 3077 NE 46th Ave.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Grimes Meal Site

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Grimes Meal Site (Leased)
Building Grimes Community Complex
Address 410 SE Main, Grimes, IA 50111
Map 410 SE Main.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site. (Operated by Department Community Family & Youth Services)
Parking Public Lot
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Eastside Senior Center

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Eastside Senior Center
Building Eastside Senior Center
Address 1231 E 26th St., Des Moines, IA 50317-2679
Map 1231 E 26th St.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Johnston Meal Site

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Johnston Meal Site (leased)
Building Johnston Meal Site (leased)
Address 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston, IA 50131
Map 6300 Pioneer Parkway
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
Parking Public Lot
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MLK Senior Center

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MLK Senior Center
Building MLK Senior Center
Address 1650 Garfield Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316
Map 1650 Garfield Ave.
Houses Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
Parking Public Lot
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North Senior Center

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North Senior Center (Leased)
Building North Senior Center
Address Park Fair Mall, 2nd Ave & Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313
Map 2nd Ave & Euclid Ave.
Houses Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
Parking Public Lot
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Northwest Community Center

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Northwest Community Center
Building Northwest Community Center
Address 5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310-1567
Map 5110 Franklin Ave.
Houses Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
Parking Public Lot
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Norwoodville Community Center

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Norwoodville Community Center
Building Norwoodville Community Center
Address 3077 Ne 46th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317-5453
Map 3077 Ne 46th Ave.
Houses Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
Parking Public Lot
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Polk City Community Center

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Polk City Community Center (Leased)
Building Polk City Community Center
Address 309 E Van Dorn St., Polk City, IA 50226-2147
Map 309 E Van Dorn St.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Runnells Senior Center

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Runnells Senior Center (Leased)
Building Runnells Senior Center
Address 108 Brown St., Runnells, IA 50237
Map 108 Brown St.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Scott/Four Mile Meal Site

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Scott/Four Mile Meal Site (Leased)
Building Scott/Four Mile
Address 3711 Easton Blvd., Des Moines, IA 50317-3343
Map 3711 Easton Blvd.
Houses Polk County Elderly Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Southside Senior Center

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Southside Senior Center
Building Southside Senior Center
Address 100 Payton Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315-5729
Map 100 Payton Ave.
Houses Polk County Multi-Purpose Senior & Community Center (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services)
Parking Public Lot
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Westside Community Center

Westside Community Center
Westside Community Center
Building Westside Community Center
Address 134 6th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265
Map 134 6th street
Houses Polk County Elderly Community Center/Meal Site (Operated by Department of Community, Family & Youth Services & others)
Parking Public Lot
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Hy Vee Hall

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Hy Vee Hall
Building Hy Vee Hall
Address 730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA 50309-1302
Map 730 3rd St.
Host to Exhibits, showcases, trade shows, conventions and upscale banquets and balls. See www.iowaeventscenter.com
Parking Public Lot
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Veterans Memorial - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

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Veterans Memorial - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Building Veterans Memorial - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.
Address 833 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-1306
Map 833 5th Ave.
Host to Exhibits, trades shows, and smaller arena events. See www.iowaeventscenter.com
Parking Public Lot
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Wells Fargo Arena

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Wells Fargo Arena
Building Wells Fargo Arena
Address 233 Center St., Des Moines, IA 50309-1323
Map 233 Center St.
Host to Sports and entertainment events. See www.iowaeventscenter.com
Parking Public Lot
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Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Building Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Address 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009-2100
Map 1 Prairie Meadows Dr.
Host to Racetrack & Casino. See www.prairiemeadows.com
Parking Public Lot
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Contact Us

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