Handles child support payments and records in Polk County. Can also send required Child Support Payments to one of the Child Support Recovery Unit collection centers of the Iowa Department of Human Services. Visit the website https://secureapp.dhs.state.ia.us/customerweb/offices to find local collection centers.
Polk County Clerk of the District Court provides court services to the Polk County area. Mental Health Clerk 286-3666Probate Division 286-3773Criminal 286-3765Small Claims 875-5540Traffic 286-3772
Protective/Restraining Orders note: Pro Se (without an attorney) may be filed in the Courthouse. Emergency petitions filed after 4:30 pm or on weekends: contact Polk County Sheriff's office at Polk County Jail.
Community Service Sentencing (Polk County Court House, Room B40, 500 Mulberry Street, Des Moines). Offenders provide unpaid service/work to the community as a condition of probation or as part of a determinate court sentence.