Polk County Land Records (Iowa)

Search for Polk County, IA land records. Land records include land deeds, mortgages, land grants, liens, foreclosures, titles, easements, oil and gas leases, property ownership history, and prior selling prices.


Polk County Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings in %state-abbr%. The Building Department maintains Polk County land records on design plans for construction and renovation projects in order to enforce building codes. Building Depts also have land records on additions and new construction, current structures on any parcel, property lines, and a property's compliance with Polk County building codes. Many Building Departments provide online databases to access property history and land records.

Altoona City Zoning Altoona IA 1504 8th Street Southwest 50009 515-967-5138

Des Moines Permits Des Moines IA 602 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4200

Des Moines Zoning Des Moines IA 602 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4182

Iowa State Permits Ankeny IA 6310 Southeast Convenience Boulevard 50021 515-237-3264

Johnston Building Department Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-727-7778

Johnston Zoning Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Rd 50131 515-278-2344

Polk County Building Department Des Moines IA 5885 Northeast 14th Street 50313 515-286-3352

Polk County Planning and Zoning Department Des Moines IA 5885 Northeast 14th Street 50313 515-286-3358

Urbandale Zoning Urbandale IA 3600 86th Street 50322 515-278-3935

West Des Moines Permits West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3630


Polk County Clerks file documents and preserve municipal records in order to maintain an archive for their municipality in %state-abbr%. These documents, including Polk County land records, are open to the public. The Polk County Clerk's Office contains a number of different types of land records, including registered land, property transactions, real estate excise taxes, and property maps. They also have records on Polk County land deeds and titles, mortgages, and liens on properties. Many Clerk's Offices make their land records available to the public online.

Altoona City Clerk Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-5136

Des Moines City Clerk Des Moines IA 400 East 1st Street 50309 515-283-4141

Mitchellville City Clerk Mitchellville IA 204 Center Avenue North 50169 515-967-2935

Polk County Clerk Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


Polk County Town Halls and City Halls are the chief administrative office that runs a town or city in %state-abbr%. The Town or City Hall maintains records related to the locality, including Polk County historical land records. These records include Polk County property taxes, property value assessments, and land transactions, as well as property sales and transfers. Town and City Halls also maintain records on municipal and zoning boundaries. Many Town and City Halls provide online access to their land records.

Altoona City Hall Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-7866

Ankeny City Hall Ankeny IA 410 West 1st Street 50023 515-965-6469

Bondurant City Hall Bondurant IA 100 Lincoln Street Southeast 50035 515-967-2418

Clive City Hall Clive IA 1900 Northwest 114th Street 50325 515-223-6220

Des Moines City Hall Des Moines IA 400 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4209

Grimes City Hall Grimes IA 101 Northeast Harvey Street 50111 515-986-3036

Johnston City Hall Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-278-2344

Pleasant Hill City Hall Pleasant Hill IA 5160 Maple Drive 50327 515-262-9368

Polk City City Hall Polk IA 112 South 3rd Street 50226 515-984-6233

Runnells City Hall Runnells IA 110 Brown Street 50237 515-966-2042

Sheldahl City Hall Sheldahl IA 803 2nd Street 50243 515-685-2814

Urbandale City Hall Urbandale IA 3600 86th St 50322 515-278-3900

West Des Moines City Hall West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3444

Windsor Heights City Hall Windsor Heights IA 1133 66th St 50324 515-279-3662


Polk County Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue %state-abbr%. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains current data on every parcel in the district, as well as a number of other types of Polk County land records. These Polk County public property records include lists of sold parcels, property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and property values. The Treasurer and Tax Collector may also maintain information on Polk County land auctions and prior liens or foreclosures on a property. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access land records.

Des Moines Treasurer Des Moines IA 400 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4140

Polk County Treasurer's Office Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3030


Polk County Assessors determine the value of properties and parcels in order to assess property taxes in %state-abbr%. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the district, including Polk County land ownership information, maps of property lines, inventories of parcels and structures, and the value of all the land in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also maintain Polk County land records from on-site inspections and value assessments for construction or improvements. Tax Assessor's Offices make their land and property records available online.

Polk County Assessor's Office Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3158


Polk County Recorders of Deeds collect public records, primarily documents related to property, and make them available to the public in %state-abbr%. The Office of the Recorder of Deeds maintains records on Polk County land transactions within its jurisdiction, including land and property deeds, mortgages, easements, and tax liens. The office may also contain property and parcel surveys, maps of Polk County property lines, and data on a property's selling prices and history. Many Recorders of Deeds provide online access to their land records.

Polk County Recorder of Deeds Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3160