Polk County Medical Examiner

  • Who can get copies of the reports?

    Documents are provided to law enforcement, the district attorney, special government agencies, and the hospital providing treatment at the time of death. A copy of the autopsy report, report of findings, and toxicology reports will be provided at no cost to the immediate next of kin upon request. There is no charge to the family for one copy of the reports.

  • 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