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The Polk County Recorder's Office has the following data available for the public online:

  • Search Index Records: 1992 - present
  • View/Print Documents: 1/1/1992 - present
  • No Vital Record or Military information is available online.
    • For Military info call 515-286-3175 and for Vital Record information call 515-286-3781

If you need a copy of a real estate document prior to 1/1/1992 please contact our Imaging Dept|Microfilm at 515-286-3175 or click here for more information on how to obtain a copy.

If you are a current or former law enforcement professional and are wanting the Redaction Request Form click here. Click here for instructions. You can mail the form to our office at: Polk County Recorder, 111 Court Ave Ste 250, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. We will redact on our end and forward your request to Iowa Land Records.


Disclaimer: This web page and the other pages of the Polk County Recorder's Office web site are provided as a service to the public in order to provide access to the Recorder's Office policies, rules and regulations. The information contained in these pages was valid at the time of publication. The Polk County Recorder reserves the right to make changes to information contained herein at any time without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies. If you believe any material contained in these web pages is inaccurate, please contact us.

We are open to the public 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. For same day service of Vital Records you must be in the office by 3:30pm. Passports are by appointment only. Call 515-286-3160 with any questions or to set up an appointment.