Clerk Offices in Polk County, Iowa

There are 4 Clerk Offices in Polk County, Iowa, serving a population of 467,235 people in an area of 574 square miles. There is 1 Clerk Office per 116,808 people, and 1 Clerk Office per 143 square miles.

In Iowa, Polk County is ranked 98th of 99 counties in Clerk Offices per capita, and 20th of 99 counties in Clerk Offices per square mile.

List of Polk County Clerk Offices

Find Polk County, Iowa clerk offices, including county, city, and circuit clerks, and clerks of court.


Altoona City Clerk 407 8th Street Southeast Altoona, IA

Des Moines City Clerk 400 East 1st Street Des Moines, IA

Mitchellville City Clerk 204 Center Avenue North Mitchellville, IA

Polk County Clerk 500 Mulberry Street Des Moines, IA

About the Polk County Clerk Office

Clerks Offices in Polk County, IA are responsible for maintaining public records for the county. The Clerk's office provides public access to records in accordance with local government regulations and laws. The Polk County Office also provides support for the local elections process. The duties and responsibilities of the Clerk is regulated through Iowa state, Polk County, and local government statutes, ordinances, charters and regulations.

Residents may contact the Office of the Clerk for questions about:
  • Polk County public records
  • Property records, mortgage records and title deeds
  • Polk County, Iowa vital records, birth records, death records and certificates
  • Marriage and divorce records, licenses and applications
  • Business & professional licenses, permits, and registrations
  • Election records, voter registration and poll locations

Polk County Household Demographic Statistics

Find Polk County Households, Marital Status, and Veteran Status. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Polk County Households
 Polk CountyIowa
Households183,7531,256,855
Married Couples87,017 (47.4%)634,021 (50.4%)
Nonfamily Households68,100 (37.1%)456,345 (36.3%)
Polk County Marital Status
 Polk CountyIowa
Married Couples87,017 (47.4%)634,021 (50.4%)
Unmarried Couples14,512 (3.1%)85,782 (2.8%)
Never Married Men63,149 (34.6%)410,089 (33.0%)
Separated Men1,994 (1.1%)11,931 (1.0%)
Widowed Men4,063 (2.2%)34,281 (2.8%)
Divorced Men20,258 (11.1%)123,752 (9.9%)
Never Married Women56,250 (29.4%)335,810 (26.2%)
Separated Women3,188 (1.7%)17,140 (1.3%)
Widowed Women14,257 (7.4%)122,282 (9.5%)
Divorced Women26,170 (13.7%)146,160 (11.4%)
Polk County Veteran Status
 Polk CountyIowa
Veterans23,452 (6.6%)188,867 (7.9%)