Information Technology

IT Budget

The Information Technology budget is divided into 4 main components: the Operating budget, the IT Project budget, the JD Edwards budget, and the Asset Replacement (Rollover) budget.

Appropriations for the Operating budget come from the Polk County General Fund (property tax dollars).

The three remaining budget components are classified as Capital Expenditures, and are typically funded through Prairie Meadows revenues or bond issues.

All budgets are approved by the Polk County Board of Supervisors.

Budget Component Purpose Oversight Annual Appropriation
Operating Budget Salaries (50%)
Maintenance contracts (44%)
All other expenses (6%)
  • Supplies
  • Outside services
  • Communication Line Charges
  • IT Staff Training
General Services and IT Management Approximately $3M per year
IT Projects Funds high priority technology projects as requested by County Offices and departments. IT Steering Committee Approximately $500,000 per year
JD Edwards Funds enhancements, maintenance, and training expenses for the County's ERP system. JD Edwards Steering Committee Approximately $200,000 per year
Asset Replacement Funds scheduled technology infrastructure replacement and upgrades. General Services and IT Management Approximately $400,000 per year

Contact Us

Polk County Information Technology
111 Court Avenue, Suite 373
Des Moines, IA 50309

P: (515) 286-3757
F: (515) 323-5301

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