Sheriff’s Office

Civil Process Inquiry

General Public Access

Customers can now submit papers online and pay by credit card. To submit papers online with a credit card:

 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:

To register, or for additional information, please contact the Civil Division at 515-286-3800.

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