The lobby of the Polk County Jail is closed to the public, including professionals until further notice. In an effort to maintain visitation for those that are incarcerated, visitors are asked to utilize the I-web visitation service available online.

The lobby of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Headquarters located at 6023 NE 14th Street is IS NOW BACK OPEN DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS TO THE PUBLIC.. Members of the public that are seeking weapon permits can utilize the online service to complete applications and upload any necessary documents. The link to this service can be found at Persons seeking an impound releases for vehicles can still come to Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, and will be assisted there on a case by case need.

In following the Governor’s Order and the Iowa Supreme Court Order dated March 17, 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has postponed all Sheriff’s Sales until further notice.

The Student Internship Program is suspended until further notice.

Updated Contact Phone Number for Scams - We urge the community to call 515-286-3333, then choose option 6, to speak to a live Deputy. This extension will be manned Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. If they reach voicemail during these hours or after hours, we encourage them to leave a brief message, including their name, contact number for the Deputy to recall them, and a brief description of the scam incurred, whether it be through mail, email, text, or phone call.

Sheriff's Office Closures and Information COVID-19