Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff's Sales

The Polk County Sheriff's Sales are postponed until May 4, 2020 per the Governor's Order and the Iowa Supreme Court order dated March 17, 2020.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has deployed an upgraded records management system in Civil Process.  This allows the Sheriff's Office to provide a searchable database of pending, sold and cancelled Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales.  The information is provided as a public service, and includes general sales information.

Effective May 20th, 2018:

All pending sales will be available through the new database.

Completed sales information will be available for 90 days.

Access the new database for Sheriff Sales posted on or after 05/20/2018 here:


The Polk County Sheriff has made every effort to provide accurate information about the property to be sold at foreclosure auctions. However, neither Polk County nor the Polk County Sheriff warrants or guarantees the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the content on this site or the content which is referenced by or linked to this site. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the visitor and the buyer.

Do not rely solely on the information contained on this site that might affect your legal rights. All critical information should be independently verified. Examples of problems which have occurred in the past include technical problems which have voided the entire sale, a discrepancy between the legal description and the address in the notice, and potential defects in the title. It is important that you make a visual observation of the property before bidding at the sale. The condition of the property may have changed since notice of the sale was provided.


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