Civil Process Inquiry
General Public Access
The Polk County Sheriff's Office provides free access to limited service information. Individuals can ascertain whether papers have been served; but are not provided with specific service information such as the address of the individual requesting service or the address of the recipient. These safeguards have been put in place largely to provide appropriate security for individuals involved in potentially volatile situations.
This free information is available here: http://civilmobile.polkcountyiowa.gov?id=guest
Customers can now submit papers online and pay by credit card. To submit papers online with a credit card: https://polkiap.permitium.com/sop/start
High-Volume Attorney & Business Access
Legal and business professionals may elect to receive additional online services for a minimal annual fee. CivilViewer is a secure web portal that gives up to the minute access to civil filing, service and judgment information. Expanded service provides many operational benefits including:
- Personalized and secure access
- Fast, keyword search capabilities
- Easy access to document service information
- Email notification of updates on their service documents
The secure web portal is available here: www.civilviewer.com
To register, or for additional information, please contact the Civil Division at 515-286-3800.