Polk County Death Records Search (Iowa)

Perform a free Polk County, IA public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


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Des Moines City Clerk Vital Records http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/CityClerk/Pages/GovernmentalRecords.aspx View Des Moines City Clerk vital records information, including birth, death and marriage certificates, contacts and telephone numbers.

Des Moines Public Library Database https://dmpl.org/search/node View Des Moines Public Library search page for website content by keyword.

Polk County Death Certificates & Records https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder/departments/vital-records/death-records/ Find Polk County, Iowa death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Polk County Genealogy Records http://genealogytrails.com/iowa/polk/ View Polk County genealogical records, including obituaries, birth records and biographies.

Polk County Recorder County Records https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder/search-records/ Search Polk County Recorder recorded documents database by name, index type, group, kind, book/page, file number, date and property.

Polk County Recorder's Office Vital Records https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder/departments/vital-records/ View Polk County Recorder's Office vital records, including application guidelines for certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records.

Polk County Recorder's Office Website https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/recorder View Polk County Recorder's Office home page, including announcements, address, contact information, and hours of operation.

Find Polk County Death Records

Polk County Death Records are documents relating to an individual's death in Polk County, Iowa. These can include Polk County death certificates, local and Iowa State death registries, and the National Death Index. Death Records are kept by Vital Records Offices or Polk County Clerk's Offices, which may be run by the state or at the local level.

Learn about Death Records, including:
  • How to search online for Death Records
  • Where to get certified death certificates in Polk County, IA
  • How to get copies of Death Records
  • What information is part of the death index
  • What genealogists use Polk County vital records for