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Please Note Important Changes to the Polk County Community Betterment Grant Application Process

Polk County Community Grant Applications will NO longer be accepted by mail or delivery. Applications will only be accepted online. Grant applications will be accepted December 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013. Please go to http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/supervisors/cbg/default.aspx, to gain access to the Polk County Community Grant Application.


If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Moody-Tunks, Grant Administrator for the Polk County Board of Supervisors at 515.286.2272.

Play "Design My DSM" Today!

Design My Des Moines

You can design your dream home. You can plan that ideal vacation. But what if you could design your perfect community? The last 40 years have seen the Greater Des Moines area evolve into a region that is ranked as one of the top places to live, work, and play. Now, communities, businesses, and residents are working on The Tomorrow Plan, a vision for the next 40 years. Help us design that perfect community by visiting http://designmydsm.thetomorrowplan.com today and by spreading the word to your networks!.

Click here to learn more.

Replacement License Plate Renewals at IowaTaxAndTags.gov

DES MOINES, IA – March 29, 2012 – Mary Maloney, Polk County Treasurer – Today the Iowa Department of Transportation announced their implementation of a 10-year “rolling” license plate replacement cycle to begin April 2. Click Here to Read More

Neighborhood Finance Corporation


Neighborhood Finance Corporation

NFC provides unique lending programs and related services to facilitate targeted neighborhood revitalization in Polk County, Iowa through partnerships with residents, governments, community-based organizations and the business community. Click here to learn more: www.neighborhoodfinance.org/

2013 & 2014 Leisure Time Travel Trips

Polk County Leisure Time Travel Trips offered to anyone 21 years of age or older. No residency location restrictions; however, must provide own transportation to designated pick up location/s (in Des Moines). For more information on any of these INCREDIBLY AFFORDABLE trips listed below call 515-286-3536. Reservation packets, as well as trip information can be found at Leisure Time Travel Information
For more information: 2013/2014 Trip Summary & 2013 Travel Reservation Forms

Healthy Polk

Healthy Polk is a movement of individuals, businesses, and community organizations focused on improving the quality of life and health status of people in the community

Capital Crossroads: A Vision Forward

Capital Crossroads: A Vision Forward

The Tomorrow Plan

the tomorrow plan

Code Red Automated Notification System

code red

Polk County Emergency Management encourages individuals and businesses to sign up to be on the Code Red automated calling list for emergency notifications.
View an informational video


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