Polk

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Serving a diverse Central Iowa community, Polk County is among the nation’s most innovative public institutions. We bring together creative leaders, collaborative organizations and key resources to empower our communities and make life better for all people in Polk County.

5 Points of Progress

Polk County Promoted
Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

Beginning Monday, August 9 Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

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8/6/2021

Polk County Promoted
Des Moines Water Works Implements Water Shortage Plan

June 14th, Des Moines Water Works will begin implementing Stage 1 of the metro area’s Water Shortage Plan because of drought-induced low river levels and record-breaking customer demand for water.

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6/14/2021

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Polk County Iowa

Reminder- you may now request your absentee ballot from the Polk County Auditors Office for the upcoming City and School Board election. Reminder,IMPORTANT DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING if you want a ballot sent to your house. Learn More: https://t.co/LQcw9LtjTy

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10/15/2021

Hike for Health
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Hike for Health

Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.

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10/18/2021

Polk County Treasurer (IA)
Polk County Treasurer (IA)
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Polk County Treasurer (IA)

The network has been restored and all systems are now operating for both property tax and motor vehicle services. Thank you for your patience!

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10/14/2021

Knee-High Naturalists
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Knee-High Naturalists

Are you ready to get outside and explore? Come and hear a story followed by some outdoor fun! As naturalists we will hike, investigate, and navigate through the trails and grounds of Jester Park as we learn what makes the outdoors such an amazing place.

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10/19/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

A friendly reminder from your pups to schedule your mammogram!

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10/14/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 10-15-2021

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10/15/2021

Women in the Woods with Wine - Creatures of the Night
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Women in the Woods with Wine - Creatures of the Night

Halloween is creeping in. Join us to learn about the creatures that lurk in the night. No need to be scared, we will tell you the truth about these mysterious beings while you relax with a glass of wine.

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10/19/2021

Appointments are Required To Get a Passport
County Recorder News
Appointments are Required To Get a Passport

Need to apply for a Passport? Then you need to make an appointment with our office. Call 515-286-3160 and we can help you out. Currently Passports are taking this long: Routine Passport delivery takes up to 14 weeks. Expedited Passport delivery takes up to 10 weeks.

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10/13/2021

Polk County Treasurer (IA)
Polk County Treasurer (IA)
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Polk County Treasurer (IA)

🚨 We are experiencing a network outage and unable to process property tax or vehicle transactions in office for both walk-in and appointment customers. We are working on restoring the network, but do not currently have an ETA.

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10/14/2021

VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua
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VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff collecting native prairie seed ready to harvest.

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10/20/2021

Fall Makers Market - Locally Grown • Raised • Created
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Fall Makers Market - Locally Grown • Raised • Created

Join us on Sunday, November 21, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger to shop for gifts or goods just in time for the holiday season!

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10/13/2021

Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc
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Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc

Did you know that as a resident of Polk County, Iowa you have the ability to sign up for Smart911? To find out more and to sign up today, visit- https://t.co/FD3RfeuSSJ

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10/14/2021

Reptiles of Iowa
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Reptiles of Iowa

Celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day with us as we discuss the reptiles that call Iowa home. Learn about some of the cool adaptations reptiles have to survive. You’ll also get to meet a live snake and turtle.

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10/21/2021

Election News
2021 Election Law Changes for Iowa Voters

Election Law Changes for Iowa Voters

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10/12/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Make an appointment at PCHD for an STD test today!

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10/14/2021

VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua
Conservation Events
VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff collecting native prairie seed ready to harvest.

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10/22/2021