Sheriff’s Office

Civil Process

In order to better serve the citizens of Polk County, the Sheriff's Civil Process Office has moved to The Justice Center, 222 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.  We are conveniently located in the same building as Small Claims Court and across the street from the Courthouse.

If you have any questions or comments regarding civil documents, please contact us at:

If you have any questions or comments regarding sheriff sales, please contact us at: 

Civil Process Office

Location:  222 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
Services Provided: 8:00am - 4:00pm

District Court - Protective orders, Divorce Papers, Civil Lawsuits.  Phone: 515-286-3800

Small Claims - Original Notices.  Phone: 515-286-3800

Evictions- Notices, Writ of Removal and Forcible Entry & Detainer (F.E.D).  Phone: 515-286-3800

Garnishment- Filing Garnishments.  Phone: 515-286-3800

Payments Accepted for:

Outstanding fees, Judgments & Garnishment payments

Fax: 515-286-3410

Sheriff's Sales- Filing and Sales.  Phone: 515-286-2293 or 515-875-5623

Garnishments-  Processing & Inquiries.  Phone: 515-286-3800

Condemnations- Filing Applications & Inquiries.  Phone: 515-286-2293 or 515-875-5623

Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Administration Fax: (515) 323-5473
Civil: (515) 286-3800
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306