Polk County Medical Examiner

  • Does the family pay for any Medical Examiner services?

    For cases that fall under Polk County Medical Examiner (PCME) jurisdiction please see: What is a Medical Examiner’s Case. Families pay nothing for Medical Examiner services or for the transportation to the morgue for autopsy. Families may be billed by the funeral home for the transportation to the funeral home they select.

  • Contact Us

    To report a death call (515) 286-3333
    1801 Hickman Rd
    Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    (515) 286-2102 (Days)
    (515) 286-3333 (Other times)
    Fax: (515) 286-2208