Polk County Death Certificates

Search for Polk County IA death certificates. A death certificate search can provide information on time of death, place of death, legal proof of death, proof of death, wills, estates, filing for life insurance, death records, age at death, cause of death, certified death certificates, and genealogical research.


Coroners and Medical Examiners in Polk County Iowa are responsible for determining the cause, time, and manner of death for a deceased person. As part of this job, they maintain Polk County death records, including death certificates. These records list information about how the deceased person passed away, the time and place of death, and any personal information about the deceased, such as the person's name, date of birth, and age at death. Coroners and Medical Examiners report this information to state and local government authorities, who may also issue Polk County death certificates. These records may be available through the Polk County Coroner and Medical Examiner's website.

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


Clerk Offices in Polk County Iowa maintain and preserve public records for a local government, including vital documents such as death certificates. Polk County death certificates provide information on the deceased individual's name, the place and time of death, and age at death. They may also include the cause of death. Polk County Clerks often issue certified death certificates, which may be required to settle financial and legal matters such as wills, estates, or filing for life insurance. Death certificates can also be used for genealogical research, and some Clerk Offices maintain Polk County vital records that date back to the 1600s. Clerk Offices typically provide online access to death certificates.

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


Hospitals in Polk County Iowa provide a range of medical services to patients of all ages, and they also create death records for individuals who pass away or are declared dead at a Hospital. These death certificates list the deceased individual's name, the time and place of death, and age at death, and they may also include the cause of death. Polk County Hospitals report death information to Iowa State and local government authorities, which issue certified Polk County death certificates that act as legal proof of death. Hospital death certificates may be available online through the Hospital website.

Blank Children's Hospital Des Moines IA 1200 Pleasant Street 50309 515-241-5437

Broadlawns Medical Center Des Moines IA 1801 Hickman Road 50314 515-282-2200

Iowa Lutheran Hospital Des Moines IA 700 East University Avenue 50316 515-263-5612

Iowa Methodist Medical Center Des Moines IA 1200 Pleasant Street 50309 515-241-6212

Mercy Medical Center Des Moines IA 1111 6th Avenue 50314 515-247-3121

Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes West Des Moines IA 1755 59th Place 50266 515-358-8000


Health Departments in Polk County Iowa monitor public health and keep vital records, and they operate at the state, county, or local level. As part of this job, Health Departments maintain Polk County death certificates, which include information about the deceased individual such as name, date of birth, time and place of death, and age at death. Death certificates may also include the cause of death. These records can be used to settle legal and financial matters, including wills, estates, and life insurance filings. Death certificates may be available through the Polk County Health Department website.

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