Polk County Recorder

Julie M. Haggerty

Polk County Recorder Julie M. Haggerty

Polk County Administrative Building
111 Court Avenue Suite 250
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2251

Phone: 515-286-3160

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30am-5:00pm 

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Office Hours

The Recorder's Office is open 7:30am-5:00pm. Real Estate Documents are accepted 7:30am-4:30pm and Passports accepted 7:30am-3:45pm.


About Us

The Polk County Recorder's Office contains valuable information concerning your home, family, business and recreation. The Recorder's office maintains all official real estate documents and provides retrieval and reproduction of these records for the public and businesses. Some of the official documents in our office are:

  • Deeds/Contracts
  • Mortgages/Assignments/Releases
  • Plats/Surveys
  • State & Federal Tax Liens
  • Trade Names
  • Birth/Death/Marriage Records
  • Military Records

Meet the Recorder

Julie Haggerty was sworn into office in January 2007.  She is a life-long resident of Polk County, attended Dowling High School and Arizona State University.  She is a 2008 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Since taking office, Haggerty has extended her office hours and established a same-day recording policy.   As an elected official, she has been given the opportunity to serve residents of Polk County in many ways.   When Homeland Security established new laws requiring passports for travel to Mexico and Canada, she brought services to the citizens of Polk County by launching Passport Saturdays in libraries, senior centers and even opened her Read More....

Mission Statement

The mission of the Polk County Recorder's Office is to preserve and provide for the public a true and reliable, readily accessible, permanent account of real property and other official records and vital human events, both historic and current, and to do so with commitment, courtesy, and excellence.

Contact Us

Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue Ste 250
Des Moines, IA 50309-2251
Phone: 515-286-3160
Fax: 515-323-5393