Polk County Flood Maps (Iowa)

Search for Polk County, IA flood maps. Flood maps include information on flood zones, flood hazards, flood insurance rates, FEMA flood plans, topography, soil composition, drainage patterns, and more.


Assessors in Polk County, Iowa are charged with determining the value of taxable property within a county or local area. These property value assessments are used to levy property taxes. In addition to tax assessment, assessors maintain detailed county and local maps that show parcel boundaries and buildings, including flood maps. These Polk County flood maps show flood zones, flood damage, topography, and drainage patterns, which can impact property values. Polk County Assessors may make flood maps available on their websites.

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


Clerks in Polk County, Iowa keep public records for a county or local government, including a number of different types of documents. As part of their duties, Clerks maintain detailed maps, including Polk County flood maps. These maps contain flood zone information, flood hazards, topography, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water, as well as other flood-related information. Clerks may also keep Polk County historical flood maps. These flood maps may be available through the Clerk's 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


Building Departments in Polk County, Iowa ensure the construction of safe buildings by creating and enforcing building codes. As part of this process, Polk County Building Departments use flood maps to establish standards for building construction and resistance to natural disasters. Many maintain and evaluate flood maps, which include information on Polk County flood zones, flood hazards, topography, soil composition, and flood drainage patterns. These maps may also include information on building codes and regulations related to flooding. These flood maps may be available online through the Building Department.

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


Emergency Services in Polk County, Iowa manage emergency preparations, responses, and recovery at different levels of government. They may handle natural disasters, severe weather incidents, and a number of other emergency situations. As part of their responsibility for preparedness, Emergency Services departments often maintain Polk County flood maps, including flood zones, flood insurance rates, FEMA flood information, and flood hazards. The maps also show water flow and drainage patterns, and may contain emergency flood response information. Polk County flood maps may be available online through Emergency Services departments.

Bondurant Emergency Services Bondurant IA 100 Lincoln Street Northeast 50035 515-967-2418

City Of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 17 West Des Moines IA 1401 Railroad Avenue 50265 515-222-3652

City Of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 18 West Des Moines IA 5025 Grand Avenue 50265 515-222-3652

City Of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 21 West Des Moines IA 3421 Ashworth Road 50265 515-222-3652

Des Moines Emergency Services Des Moines IA 321 E 12th St 50319 515-281-3741

Mercy School Of Emergency Medical Services Des Moines IA 207 Crocker Street 50309 515-643-7499


Archives in Polk County, Iowa collect and store documents and other records that have historic value. Most archives also contain local Polk County maps, including flood maps. These flood maps include Polk County flood zones, topography, and soil composition. They may also show drainage patterns and flood hazards. Archives may also have historical flood maps that show major floods from the past as well as Polk County flood plan improvements. Many archives are housed within libraries, and archives may provide online access to their flood map collections.

Des Moines Iowa State Archive Des Moines IA 600 East Locust Street 50319 515-281-3007

Des Moines Vital Records Archive Des Moines IA 321 East 12th Street 50319 515-281-4944

Iowa Land Records Archive Johnston IA 8711 Windsor Parkway 50131 515-331-2246


Recorders of Deeds in Polk County, Iowa ensure the accuracy of property and land records by maintaining real estate ownership documents. In addition to property records, Recorders of Deeds also have detailed county and local maps that show property lines and building information, including flood maps. These flood maps show flood zones, topography, soil composition, and flood hazards, as well as other information related to Polk County floods. Polk County Recorders of Deeds may make flood maps available on their websites.

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