• High Water Information

    For information about flood recovery, disposal of flood damaged items, or road closures click More Info below or call 283-4950.

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  • Rain Barrel Giveaway

    Enter to win one of 3 free rain barrels from the Des Moines Stormwater Utility! Entries accepted June 27- August 10 in person at the Science Center of Iowa or online, see contest rules for details.

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  • 2018 SCRUB Events

    The City’s SCRUB Program (Spring Cleanup to Remove Urban Blight) allows residents to dispose of trash and yard debris at no cost. For a SCRUB calendar and guidelines click "More Info" below.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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Voter Registration
 
Registration cards are available to anyone who is over 17 1/2 years of age. Registration cards may be obtained in person or by mail.  For more information on registering to vote, call the Polk County Election Office at (515) 286-3247 or visit their website https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/auditor/ 
Other Records
 
The Polk County Recorder's Office contains valuable information concerning your home, family, business and recreation.  The Recorder's office maintains all official real estate documents and provides retrieval and reproduction of these records for the public and businesses.  Some of the official documents in this office are:
 

Deeds & Contracts                         State & Federal Tax Liens                   Mortgages

Birth/Death/Marriage Records        Assignments                                        Releases

Plats & Surveys                              Easements                                           Military Records

 
Polk County Administrative Bldg   Click Here for Directions
111 Court Ave Suite 250
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM      Visit Polk County Recorder’s Website