GIMS Manager: Ken Agey

The Polk County Auditor is the official source for parcel data.  Please contact us if you find unauthorized distribution of a Polk County dataset.  No outside agency has permission to distribute the Auditor's dataset.  If you have been given authorization to use the Polk County data in a website the following text should be predominantly displayed "Courtesy of Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald"

These maps do not represent a professional survey. The mapping data has been abstracted to only contain the information required for local government purposes. The maps are compiled from official records (including plats, surveys and recorded deeds), but they may contain compilation errors not on the original documents.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE THE ORIGINAL RECORDED DOCUMENTS TO ANSWER LEGAL AND SURVEY QUESTIONS. No liability (either expressed or implied) for the accuracy of the data delineated herein is assumed by Polk County, the Polk County auditor, or their employees. The Polk County data is provided for demonstration purposes only and may not be distributed without prior written permission from the Polk County Auditor's Office.

Casual User Shapefiles GPS Control Points

Map History

Full Data Access via FTP Account

Municipal / Utilities / Corporate GIS users

FTP account set-up contact

James Harken 

(515) 286-3026




GIS website
License Agreement Spatial Data Information

Centerline codes

GIS data sets not maintained by the Polk County Auditor

Aerial Photography

Polk County Assessor's Office (515) 286-3014

Street Centerline with Addresses

Des Moines Area Regional GIS Partnership (515) 283-4060

FEMA Map Service Center

Flood Risk Maps (877) 336-2627 (1-877 FEMA MAP)       Flood Smart Flood Risk Profile / Flood Map Update Schedule  (National Flood Insurance Program)

Auditor Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our office is located at 111 Court Avenue Des Moines, IA