Public Works Office


The Public Works Department is divided into three Divisions:

It is one of the largest departments within Polk County and offers community services including:

  • Construction, maintenance and inventory of Polk County Secondary Roads and bridge system.
  • Survey, design and inspection
  • Maintenance and snow removal
  • Land use planning and zoning regulations
  • Building permits, construction inspection
  • Sanitary and sewer infrastructure
  • Air quality control
  • Management of drainage districts
  • Code enforcement

Contact Us

Director: Robert Rice

5885 NE 14 Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Hours of Operation 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM M - F

Phone: 515.286.3705
FAX 515.286.3437
Email Public Works