Polk County Medical Examiner

  • Will the next of kin automatically receive copies of the reports?

    No. As we recognize that some families will not want to receive copies of the reports, it is necessary for the legal next of kin desiring this information to contact our office, request the report, and confirm their mailing address. The reports will then be sent upon completion of the case. Only one copy of the report will be sent without charge.

  • 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