Polk County Medical Examiner

  • What types of death does the Polk County Medical Examiner investigate?

    Our office investigates all deaths falling under Iowa Code 331.802 and Iowa Administrative Code 641-127.1 We only have jurisdiction on deaths occurring within Polk County. If the death occurred elsewhere in Iowa, please contact the Iowa State Medical Examiner at 515-725-1400.

  • 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