Polk County Medical Examiner

  • Can we view the body? Do I have to ID my loved one's body?

    No. The Medical Examiner building does not have facilities to view bodies. Please contact the funeral home if you wish to view the body. If identification is required, or if your loved one is missing please contact Administration at 515-286-2102 (or County Dispatch at 515-286-3333 outside normal business hours).

  • Contact Us

    To report a death call (515) 286-3333
    1801 Hickman Rd
    Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    (515) 286-2102 (Days)
    (515) 286-3333 (Other times)
    Fax: (515) 286-2208