Polk County Property Data (Iowa)

Search for Polk County, IA property data. A property data search can provide information on property tax assessments, property appraisals, property transfers, property sales, real estate titles, property deeds, current property owners, former property owners, property sale prices, property descriptions, property maps, property lines, property zones, unclaimed parcels, unpaid property taxes, tax liens, foreclosures, low-income housing, rental assistance programs, historic property records, and genealogical research.


The Polk County Recorder of Deeds keeps property, land, and property tax records for their county or local government in Polk County, Iowa. These records contain a wealth of property data, including property tax assessments, property appraisals, and records on property transfers and sales such as titles and deeds. The Recorder of Deeds also has information on current and former property owners, a property's sale price, and descriptions of the Polk County property. They may also keep Polk County property maps that show boundaries, public property, property zones, and unclaimed parcels. This Polk County property data is often available to the public online through the Recorder of Deeds website.

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


The Polk County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county or local government, including a range of property records in Polk County, Iowa. These property records include documents on Polk County property taxes such as property appraisals, property tax assessments, unpaid property taxes, and tax liens or foreclosures. These records contain property data about the former and current owners, property sales or transfers, and the property's boundaries. Clerk Offices often also keep property maps that contain Polk County property boundaries, property tax data, public property, and unclaimed parcels. These sources of Polk County property data, which are important for owners and prospective buyers, are often available on the Clerk Office website.

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


The Polk County Housing Authorities operate at the local level to create housing options for people who have low incomes in Polk County, Iowa. They may provide low-income rental housing or rental assistance programs, as well as operating apartments and single-family homes. Housing Authorities maintain Polk County property data on people who use their services, including income information, housing assistance, and any housing reports about the renters. They can also provide information on how to apply for low-income housing and using Polk County Housing Authority services. Polk County property records and information about housing may be available on the Housing Authority website.

Des Moines Housing Authority Des Moines IA 3717 6th Avenue 50313 515-280-6726

Iowa State Housing Authority Grimes IA 1201 Southeast Gateway Drive 50111 515-986-1882


The Polk County Archive maintains documents and materials with historic value, and they may operate as part of a library, as a private organization, or through a government agency in Polk County, Iowa. Archives often keep a number of property records, including historic deeds and transfers, descriptions of properties, and information about historical property owners and buildings. Polk County property titles and deeds can include information on prior owners, the date for all property sales or transfers, and in some cases, sale prices. These historical Polk County property records can help when conducting genealogical research, and Archives may provide online access to their property data.

Des Moines Iowa State Archive Des Moines IA 600 East Locust Street 50319 515-281-3007

Des Moines Vital Records Archive Des Moines IA 321 East 12th Street 50319 515-281-4944

Iowa Land Records Archive Johnston IA 8711 Windsor Parkway 50131 515-331-2246


The Polk County Auditor's Office oversees government agencies, evaluating the performance of these agencies and their compliance with laws, rules, and regulations in Polk County, Iowa. They also conduct investigations of corruption and fraudulent activities. Auditor Offices maintain a number of property records, including property data on Polk County real estate taxes, violations of property tax rules, and any problems with property tax collection or the government's use of property tax records. Auditors may provide information on appealing tax appraisals or reporting errors in tax appraisal reports. Their office also produces reports on appraisers and assessors. These sources for Polk County property data may be available on the Auditor Office website.

Iowa Auditor Des Moines IA Rm 104, 1007 E Grand Ave 50319 515-281-5834


The Polk County Assessor's Office determines the value of taxable property in a county or local community in Polk County, Iowa. This property data is used to assess and collect property taxes. Assessor Offices maintain several forms of Polk County property data, including property tax assessments, property appraisal values, and records on public property and unclaimed parcels. These Polk County property records contain information on current and former owners, historic property tax rates, and changes to the appraisal process or property tax formulas. Polk County Assessors may also keep property maps that show property boundaries, buildings, and zoning lines, and their records may include information on unpaid property taxes, tax liens, and foreclosures. Assessor Offices may provide online access to Polk County property data.

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