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Polk County Administrative Bldg
111 Court Ave Ste 245
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Office Hours: 7:30am-5:00pm
Vital Records: 515-286-3781
Birth Certificates for travel, employment, school, sports, social security etc… To obtain a raised seal, certified copy of your birth certificate you can write to us or come into the office. However there are certain records we do not have:
You may use the "Request a copy of a county Vital Record" form provided
below*, to write to us or come in and see us. A fee of $15.00 is required for each request. Cash,
Credit Card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover), check or money orders are accepted.
Once we receive your request we’ll mail it out the following day.