Polk County Medical Examiner

  • Who can sign the death certificate on an ME case?

    Only the County Medical Examiner may sign the death certificate on a case involving a non-natural manner of death (see IA Code 144.28). The Medical Examiner may allow another physician to sign the death certificate in natural deaths.

  • 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