Polk County Recorder


Polk County Recorder's Office includes the following departments:

  1. ATV/Boat/Snowmobile Department: Renewals and initial registration for
  2. Imaging/Microfilm Department - Provides copies of Real Estate and Military Records.
  3. Passport Department - Official Passport Acceptance Facility and Photo Services.
  4. Real Estate Department - Records, Maintains, and retrieves permanent records pertaining to all commercial and residential real estate transactions. Collects auditor fee on real estate transfers and transfer taxes.
  5. Vital Records Department - Issues marriage licenses, records, maintains and retrieves birth certificates, marriage licenses & death certificates.


Contact Us

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