Polk County Auditor

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City / School Election Information

City  Affidavit of Candidacy  Nomination Petition Candidate Guide  Primary Chapter 45 & Runoff Filing Deadline Chapter 45 and Runoff Cities August 26 - September 19 Primary Cities August 12 - August 29  Signature Requirements School  Affidavit of Candidacy Nomination Petition Commu…


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Census Data Released

May 2019 - The (July 1, 2018) City census population estimate released.  Polk County population is estimated at 487,204 on pace for 500K in 2020.  Polk  population is +56,564 since 2010 Link  The 8-year population increase of +56,564 is greater than the individual total population of the 89 smal…


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National Change Of Address

National Change of Address Postcard Mailing FAQs Getting election mail for someone that no longer resides at your address? Every year our office compares address changes made by residents to the U.S. Post Office with the Polk County voter registration rolls. This is required by the National Voter…


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Voting Rights Restoration

Office of the Governor Visit website for felons to apply to have their voting rights restored.   Questions call (515) 281-5211


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Have You Moved Recently? Update Voter Registration

Have you moved recently?   Update your voter registration First - Verify your voter registration information Second, if needed - update your registration information using one on the options below  If you have an Iowa DL or non-operator ID, you may use the electronic option   You may print, comp…


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2019 Polk County Dog License

Delinquent after June 30, 2019 - The Polk County Auditor’s Office issues dog licenses to citizens that live in UNINCORPORATED Polk County. We also issue dog licenses for cities that do not issue licenses per a Polk County ordinance: Ordinance No. 136 Concerning Licensing of Dogs and Control of A…


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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Fy 17/18

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 is now available. View / download


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Watershed Boundaries

November 2017 – We all live in a watershed.  In Polk County we start in the Upper Mississippi watershed and are sub-divided into smaller area units.  The USGS HUC 8, HUC 10, and HUC 12 watershed boundaries have been added to the Polk County Auditor GIS website to help visualize the location of wa…


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Main Office

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 230
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3080

Fax: (515) 286-3608

Email

Election Office

George Paletta Building
120 2nd Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3247

Fax: (515) 286-2099

Email

Central Accounting

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 315
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3753

Fax: (515) 323-5253

Email