Attorney’s Office

Civil Division

The Civil Division of the Polk County Attorney’s Office consists of a Bureau Chief, seven Assistant County Attorneys and five support personnel. The Civil Division is responsible for advising and or representing all County Elected and Appointed Official, Departments, Committees and Boards. This representation includes providing legal counsel and representation to Officials, Offices, Departments and their employees in the event a complaint or legal claim is made against the County.

The Civil Division does not and cannot represent private citizens in legal matters.


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Contact Us

Polk County Attorney's Office
Polk County Justice Center
222 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3737
Fax: (515) 286-3428