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Polk County Probate Court


Inheritance Law > US Probate Courts > Iowa > Polk County Probate Court

Polk County, Iowa Probate Court: Fifth Judicial District

Population 430,640
County Seat Des Moines

This page will provide you with the following:

Links to the Polk County probate court's website, the address, a map and a phone number to call to get more information.

You'll also find links to:

  • frequently asked questions about Iowa probate,
  • probate forms and fees for Polk County,
  • land records office locations for Polk County.

Where to file?

Where do I file a petition for probate in Polk County, Iowa?

In the Iowa Court system, probate is handled by the "District Courts"

The District Court for Polk County:

NAME OF COURT:

Fifth Judicial District

WEB ADDRESS:

http://www.iowacourtsonline.org/About_the_Courts/District_Courts/District_Five/

PHONE:

515-286-3772

ADDRESS:

Polk County Courthouse

500 Mulberry Street 

Room 411 

Des Moines, IA  50309 

MAP:

GoogleMap

FAQ/SELF-HELP INFO FOR PROBATE

FORMS & FEES

STATE

Iowa Probate Forms, for use in all of Iowa

Iowa Probate Forms:

http://www.iowacourts.gov/Court_Rules__Forms/Probate_Forms/

COUNTY-SPECIFIC

Additional Local Probate Forms specifcally for Polk County court

Polk County Probate Forms:

http://www.iowacourtsonline.org/Court_Rules__Forms/Probate_Forms/

 

Polk County PROBATE FEES:

Polk County, Iowa probate fees information:

LAND RECORDS

Where can I check county land records?

In order to transfer ownership of real property after someone dies, you need to find the last recorded property deed. A county land records office is the place to research and request such deeds.

STATE LAND RECORDS OFFICE

http://www.iowacounties.org/member-resources/county-directory/

COUNTY LAND RECORDS OFFICE

https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/assessor/

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