Polk County Medical Examiner

General Information

On deaths that fall within the Polk County Medical Examiner jurisdiction, a Medicolegal Death Investigator will respond to the scene of the death. In the rare event that the legal next of kin have not been contacted by one of our Medicolegal Death Investigators, the legal next of kin will need to contact our office as soon as possible and inform us of the funeral home that the family wishes to use.


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