Polk

News and Announcements

Election News
2024 Polk County Primary Election

Primary Election - Tuesday, June 4 Polls Open Election Day: 7:00a - 8:00p

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4/11/2024

Veteran Affairs News
Community and Camaraderie

Connections Fair May 4, 2024

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4/11/2024

Election News
Historical Election Results & Data Research

Past Election Results and Data Research

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4/9/2024

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

May Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

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4/9/2024

County Attorney News
UPDATE: Judge sentences three to prison for 2022 shooting

Evidence showed that the defendants, without provocation, fired 48 gunshots at the three victims.

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4/9/2024

Senior Services News
Polk County Senior Fest

2024 Polk County Senior Fest

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4/8/2024

Senior Services News
The Senior Sites Meal Menu

April 2024

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4/1/2024

County Attorney News
Des Moines man convicted of first-degree murder in 2021 shooting

Darren Antwon Diggs, 29, was accused of killing Kalvyn Kline, 21, on Oct. 22, 2021, by shooting him multiple times in his head and chest outside Crosswinds Apartments at 1648 Hull Ave.

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3/29/2024

Construction Roundup: Summer Projects
Conservation News
Construction Roundup: Summer Projects

This summer Polk County Conservation Parks are getting upgrades! As the temperature increases, stay informed on all the projects and closures happening in the parks.

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3/29/2024

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

March 2024 April 2024

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3/28/2024

Health Department News
Local Health Organizations and Partners Launch Community Health Needs Assessment in Central Iowa

Multiple health organizations and community partners have joined forces to launch the 2024 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) aimed at gathering valuable insights into the health needs and priorities of residents in Central Iowa.

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3/28/2024

Property Tax News
School, County and City Budget Year Statement to Taxpayers

If you have received a Budget Year Statement, and have questions, click on the link below which takes you to the Iowa Department of Management’s website.

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3/15/2024

Property Tax News
Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Levy

Polk County will hold a public hearing on March 26th, 2024 at 9:30 AM on the proposed property tax levy for Fiscal Year July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025.

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3/11/2024

2024 PCSO Citizens Academy
County Sheriff News
2024 PCSO Citizens Academy

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3/5/2024

Board of Supervisors News
Fraudulent Postcard From "County Deed Records" Circulates Again in Iowa

Des Moines, IA- County recorders in Iowa are notifying residents of a scam once again circulating in Iowa.

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3/1/2024

Electric Vehicles Begin Replacing Polk County Fleet
Board of Supervisors News
Electric Vehicles Begin Replacing Polk County Fleet

Des Moines, IA- Polk County, Iowa has taken a significant step towards a sustainable and environmentally-friendly future with the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) to replace the existing county fleet.

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2/28/2024

2024 Prescribed Burning Season
Conservation News
2024 Prescribed Burning Season

Prescribed burn season is upon us! Our Natural Resource Crews will be conducting prescribed burning in our parks and trails as weather allows this week and extending through the spring season.

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2/27/2024

No Snow, No Problem
Conservation News
No Snow, No Problem

Slide down a 600-foot-long hill tubing starting this spring at Sleepy Hollow.

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2/26/2024

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: Memorial Day - May 27th | Juneteenth - June 19th | Independence Day - July 4th | Labor Day - Sept 2nd | Veterans Day - Nov 11th | Thanksgiving Nov 28th & 29th | Christmas Dec 24th & 25th

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2/21/2024

Exterior Light Testing Begins at Iowa Events Center
Board of Supervisors News
Exterior Light Testing Begins at Iowa Events Center

Des Moines, IA- Drivers on Interstate 235 and visitors to downtown Des Moines may have noticed a subtle but significant change to the city skyline in recent days.

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2/21/2024

*NOW AVAILABLE* New SmartApp
County Sheriff News
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2/16/2024

County Attorney News
Ankeny doctor convicted of sexual assault

He is scheduled to stand trial April 1, 2024, on an enhanced charge. If convicted, he could face 50 years in prison with a mandatory 42½ years.

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2/16/2024

Polk County Issues Proclamation Recognizing Black History Month
Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Issues Proclamation Recognizing Black History Month

Supervisors on Tuesday issued a proclamation recognizing February as black history month in Polk County.

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2/13/2024

Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Administration Unveils Next Year Budget to Board of Supervisors

Des Moines, IA- On Wednesday, Polk County Administration staff presented the Board of Supervisors with the next fiscal year (24/25) budget.

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2/7/2024

Polk County, Prairie Meadows Present Check to City of Des Moines
Board of Supervisors News
Polk County, Prairie Meadows Present Check to City of Des Moines

Polk County and Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel presented a check for $7.8 Million to City of Des Moines - Government on Monday.

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2/7/2024

County Attorney News
Mississippi man charged with third-degree criminal mischief in violation of individual rights

Evidence shows the defendant made statements to law enforcement and the public indicating he destroyed the property because of the victim’s religion.

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1/30/2024

Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Seeking to Appoint Members to Condemnation Compensation Commission

DES MOINES, IA – The Polk County Board of Supervisors is looking for residents to serve on various boards and commissions.

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1/30/2024