Sheriff’s Office


Monday, January 8, 2018


This switch to the new State of Iowa-printed cards is optional. This was not stated clearly in the previous release. The Polk County Sheriff's Office wanted to get the word out that the new cards were available and have all Polk County cardholders possessing uniform permits. The previously issued cards are still valid until the renewal date. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.


Polk County Sheriff’s Office Gun Permit to Carry or Acquire Card Switch-Over 

Effective July 1, 2017, The State of Iowa took over the printing of Permit to Carry or Acquire cards for all the Counties. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received the cards printed by the State of Iowa that will replace the cards that were issued by us between July 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. 

Citizens of Polk County that were issued Permit to Carry or Acquire cards from July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, need to come to Polk County Field Headquarters, 6023 NE 14th St, to exchange their old card for the new State of Iowa-printed card. The normal business hours for Polk County Field Headquarters are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 4:30pm. 

Between renewals and replacement cards, there are over 3,000 cards to be issued. Again, this is for Polk County residents only. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office understands the busy schedules of the community and will be open on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00am until 2:00pm, at Polk County Field Headquarters, 6023 NE 14th St. to specifically switch out current permits of Polk County residents for the new ones that fall into the July 1, 2017  to December 31, 2017, timeframe. 

If you have any questions regarding you Permit to Carry in Polk County, please call 515-286-3306. 


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