Polk County GIS Data (Iowa)

Search for Polk County, IA GIS data. A GIS data search can provide information on GIS maps, property lines, county lines, city lines, public property, elevations, flood zones, school boundaries, earthquake zones, property appraisal values, erosion, water pollutants, topography, soil composition, sewers, public utilities, building hazards, population information, demographic information, place names, public property, parks, campgrounds, trails, trail maps, historic maps, historic GIS maps, town maps, county maps, city maps, and neighborhood boundaries.


An Assessor Office is responsible for appraising the taxable property in an area in order to calculate property taxes in Polk County, Iowa. As part of this job, Polk County Assessors maintain detailed county and local maps, including Geographic Information Science (GIS) data. These Polk County GIS maps typically include property divisions, plots, buildings, property appraisal values, and property taxes. They may also include public property, parks, roads, place names, bodies of water, and other local geographical information, as well as flood zones, county zone lines, and school boundaries. These maps can be useful for a number of reasons, including buying and selling property. Assessors may provide online access to their Polk County GIS data on their websites.

Polk County Assessor's Office Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3158


A Clerk Office maintains public records for a county or local government, including GIS data in the form of maps. These GIS maps provide detailed information such as property boundaries, roads, public property, parks, and in some cases, population and demographic information. GIS data can also show Polk County property value assessments, property taxes, flood zones, zoning boundaries, and earthquake zones, as well as place names, bodies of water, and other geographic information. Clerks may also have historic GIS maps from the USGS or other organizations. Polk County GIS data is often accessible through the Clerk Office website.

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


A Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their town or city, including keeping vital records and maintaining documents on their jurisdiction such as maps with GIS data in Polk County, Iowa. These GIS maps typically include property boundaries, real estate appraisal values, Polk County property tax assessments, public property, and unclaimed parcels. The maps may also show place names, Polk County zoning boundaries, bodies of water, and flood zones, as well as population and demographic information. Some Town and City Halls also maintain historical maps of their area. These maps are often available on the Town or City Hall website.

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


A Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning regulations in order to ensure the construction of safe buildings in Polk County, Iowa. As part of that job, Building Departments maintain GIS data that can include Polk County GIS maps on the topography, elevation, soil composition, and flood zones for the local area. This information can be important for adhering to building codes and meeting zoning rules. These GIS maps may also show Polk County parcels, lots, subdivisions, and tracts of land, as well as sewers, public utilities, and other building hazards. GIS data may be available on the Building Department website.

Altoona City Zoning Altoona IA 1504 8th Street Southwest 50009 515-967-5138

Des Moines Permits Des Moines IA 602 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4200

Des Moines Zoning Des Moines IA 602 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4182

Iowa State Permits Ankeny IA 6310 Southeast Convenience Boulevard 50021 515-237-3264

Johnston Building Department Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-727-7778

Johnston Zoning Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Rd 50131 515-278-2344

Polk County Building Department Des Moines IA 5885 Northeast 14th Street 50313 515-286-3352

Polk County Planning and Zoning Department Des Moines IA 5885 Northeast 14th Street 50313 515-286-3358

Urbandale Zoning Urbandale IA 3600 86th Street 50322 515-278-3935

West Des Moines Permits West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3630


A Soil and Water Conservation Office provides information on the conservation and management of natural resources in Polk County, Iowa. They are also responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing policies to protect these natural resources. Polk County Soil and Water Conservation Offices maintain GIS data in the form of maps to monitor soil and water, and these Polk County maps can show ground and surface water, stormwater runoff, irrigation, erosion, flood zones, and sources of pollution. These maps can be important for buying, selling, or improving property, and they may be available through the Soil and Water Conservation Office website.

Ankeny Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Ankeny IA 945 Southwest Ankeny Road 50023 515-289-2331


The Army Corps of Engineers is a federal agency that provides engineering services, including managing ports and waterways, protecting against floods and storm damage, and maintaining public recreation areas in Polk County, Iowa. The Army Corps of Engineers keeps Polk County GIS maps that show navigable waters, tributaries, water depths, bridges, and ports, as well as information on flood zones, dams, and hydroelectric plants. GIS maps of Army Corps recreation areas can include bodies of water, shelters, campgrounds, elevations, and trails. These Polk County maps may be available on the Army Corps of Engineers website.

Des Moines Army Corps of Engineers Johnston IA 5600 Northwest 78th Avenue 50131 515-276-4656


An Auditor Office provides oversight for government agencies, including evaluating the performance of government offices and their compliance with laws, rules, and regulations in Polk County, Iowa. Auditors also investigate corruption and fraudulent activities. Auditor Offices maintain a number of records related to their local area, which can include GIS data that shows Polk County property boundaries, city or county lines, flood zones, earthquake zones, and property taxes. These Polk County maps may also provide place names, bodies of water, and other geographic information. Auditors may provide online access to their GIS maps.

Iowa Auditor Des Moines IA Rm 104, 1007 E Grand Ave 50319 515-281-5834


A Recorder of Deeds keeps real estate documents to ensure the accuracy of property and land records in Polk County, Iowa. In addition to filing deeds that provide information on property sales and transfers, Recorders of Deeds also have detailed county and local maps, including Polk County GIS data. These maps can include property lines, building information, unclaimed parcels, property value assessments, and property tax information. They may also show Polk County place names, flood zones, zoning boundaries, neighborhood lines, bodies of water, and other geographic information. The Recorder of Deeds may provide access to GIS data on its website.

Polk County Recorder of Deeds Des Moines IA 111 Court Avenue 50309 515-286-3160