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Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Polk County Public Works Department offices at 5885 NE 14th Street will be closed to public access until further notice. Our office will still be conducting business online or via telephone during normal business hours.

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday:

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. During COVID-19 )

All permits can be submitted via email at  Forms can be obtained from our website at or contact our office at (515) 286-3705.

If you need to drop off plans that are too large to email, a box has been placed at the entrance to our building that may be used to leave these materials. Note that our south entrance has been closed, please use the entrance off of NE 14th Street (Hwy 69) at NE 60th Avenue (Sheriff Patrol Entrance). Also, be aware of heavy equipment as you are driving through the maintenance portion of the complex.