County

FAQ

Where are you located?

The Recorder's Office is located in the Polk County Administrative Building, 111 Court Ave, Suite 250 (2nd & Court Ave).

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept credit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), cash, check (make checks payable to the Polk County Recorder) or money order.

What are your hours of business?

The office is currently open 8:00am-4:30pm. Hours for each Department, within the office, vary on what you need to get done. Call 515-286-3160 for specific information on times.

Passports are by appointment only. If you have questions or need to make a Passport appointment, please call at 515-286-3160.

Do you have property abstracts on file?

No. Abstracts are not filed in our office.

How do I add or take somebody off the title of my property?

You can file a "Quit Claim Deed" in our office. We don't have the form available in our office but you can have a lawyer draw one up for you, get one online or some local office supply stores have the form for purchase.

Who can get a copy of a Military Record?

Veterans and next-of-kin of deceased veterans have the same rights to full access to the record. Next-of-kin are the unremarried widow or widower, son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister of the deceased veteran. 

Does your office handle Divorce Records?

No. The Polk County Clerk of Court can help you with Divorce Records. You can contact them at 515-286-3772.

Do you fax or email copies of documents?

Yes we do. To request a faxed copy, please send your request to 515-286-3004. Include your contact information along with your request. We will then fax it along with an invoice.  If you don't have access to fax, send an email with your copy request to recorder@polkcountyiowa.gov. Make sure to include contact information. An invoice will be emailed along with your request.


We are open to the public 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. Times for each Department can vary, so see the web page devoted to your need above. Passports are by appointment only. Call 515-286-3160 with any questions or to set up an appointment.