Sheriff’s Office

Civil Process

In order to better serve the citizens of Polk County, the Sheriff's Office has a Civil Process Satellite Office on the first floor of the Court Staging Building, formerly known as the Polk County Jail.  Since it is across the street from the Polk County Courthouse, the process of filing time-sensitive documents such as protective orders will be much more convenient.  Sheriff's Sales and garnishment processing will continue to be held at the Civil Process Office at River Place.

If you have any questions or comments regarding civil documents, please contact us at:

If you have any questions or comments regarding sheriff sales, please contact us at: 

Civil Process Satellite Office at Court Staging

Location:  110 6th Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309
Services Provided: 8:00am - 4:00pm

District Court - Protective orders, Divorce Papers, Civil Lawsuits.  Phone: 515-286-3940

Small Claims - Original Notices.  Phone: 515-286-3940

Evictions- Notices, Writ of Removal and Forcible Entry & Detainer (F.E.D).  Phone: 515-286-3940

Garnishment- Filing Garnishments.  Phone: 515-286-3950

Payments Accepted for:

Outstanding fees, Judgments & Garnishment payments

Satellite Office Fax: 515-286-2195

Civil Process at River Place

Location:  2309 Euclid Ave. Des Moines, IA 50310
Services Provided: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Sheriff's Sales- Filing and Sales.  Phone: 515-286-2293 or 515-875-5623

Garnishments-  Processing & Inquiries.  Phone: 515-286-3800

Condemnations- Filing Applications & Inquiries.  Phone: 515-286-2293 or 515-875-5623

River Place Office Fax: 515-286-3410

Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
: (515) 286-3800
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306