Polk County Vital Records (Iowa)

Search Polk County, IA vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Polk County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Polk County, IA. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Polk County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Polk County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Polk County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

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 Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Polk County, IA. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Polk County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Polk County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Iowa Department Of Public Health Des Moines IA 321 East 12th Street 50319 515-281-5605

Iowa Health Department Des Moines IA 321 East 12th Street 50319 515-281-5787

Polk County Health Department Des Moines IA 1907 Carpenter Avenue 50314 515-286-3798


Polk County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Polk County, IA. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Polk County vital records. Polk County Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Iowa Marriage License Des Moines IA Iowa Department Of Public Health, 321 E. 12Th, 4Th Floor 50319 515-281-4944

Polk County Marriage License Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3781


Polk County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Polk County, IA. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Polk County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Polk County Medical Examiner & Coroner Des Moines IA 1914 Carpenter Avenue 50314 515-286-2102


Polk County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Polk County, IA. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Polk County vital records. You can find Polk County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

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