Welcome to the Polk County, Iowa interactive web mapping application.
  • This map does not represent a professional survey. It is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness of completeness.
  • No liability is assumed, either expressed or implied by Polk County, their vendors, or their employees.
  • It is compiled from the official records, including plats, surveys and recorded deeds, but only contains the information required for local government purposes.
  • The requestor acknowledges and accepts all limitations, including the fact that the data, information, and maps are dynamic and in a constant state of maintenance, correction and update.

Please see the recorded documents for more detailed legal information.

Important Note:

The building silhouettes represented in the Polk County General Map are not building footprints. They are roof outlines that are automatically generated outlines from a non-traditional aerial photography product

The positional accuracy rooflines are not guaranteed. Potential errors include problems with source imagery building lean, shadows, and other obstructions as well as errors from more complex rooflines in the extraction algorithms. There are also potential discrepancies in cases where the representation of the roofline is interpreted to cross a property line.

Please direct all questions and comments to: gis@polkcountyiowa.gov

  • You can now save and load your selected basemaps, labels, and layers. An email is generated on save and sent to your inbox.
  • The popup that opens when selecting a feature is now moveable.
  • You can now minimize open windows by clicking the _ icon. The windows are minimized to the lower left hand corner.
  • The advanced search now takes a lot less time to complete
  • We put in new drawing tools. The drawing tools allow you do draw symbols on the map. They are located underneath the tools menu. (wrench icon)

Click on a topic below to view the interactive tutorial. Exit the tutorial at any time by clicking anywhere outside the help dialog or by clicking the Exit button.

Please direct all questions and comments to: gis@polkcountyiowa.gov

Saving Maps
Map Tools
Map Legend
Parcel Query
Google Street View
Pictometry View
Geocoder Search
Advanced Search
Directions and Routing