Polk County Auditor

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Gis Day

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. http://www.gisday.com/discover-gis.html


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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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2017 Polk County Dog License

Delinquent after June 30, 2017 - 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

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 is now available.   View / download


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New Downloads Available

October 2017 – As part of our disaster recovery / business continuity project we have added 1947 – 1963 historical Board meeting minutes to our website. 4th quarter 2017 GIS shapefiles added to our website.  Parcel polygons & centroids  Subdivision polygons Municipal polygons Railroad ROW po…


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Past Polk County Auditor List

Listing of Polk County Auditor / Polk County Judge F.B. Burbidge – elected August 1851, died October 1851 Bryon Rice (appointed) - served (1851- 1855) resigned June, 1855 Barlow Granger (appointed) - served (June 19 – August 23, 1855)  Thomas H. Napier - served (1855-1859)                        …


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Census Population Estimate

May 2017 - The (July 1, 2016) City census population estimate released.  Polk County Population is estimated at 474,045   Link Source:  US Census Bureau


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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

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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

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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

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