The Polk County Clerk's office is now accepting Debit/Credit Cards (payment by card subject to service fee).

Historic Polk County courthouse

Welcome to the Polk County Clerk's office!

The Polk County Clerk's Office serves a number of important functions including:

  • Administrating elections
  • Preserving various records and making them available to the public
  • Recording land transactions
  • Issuing marriage licenses
  • Issuing domestic partnership licenses
  • BOPTA contact during property tax appeal period


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(excluding holidays)


4:30 p.m. is cut off time for issuing marriage licenses, domestic partnerships and recording.

Responsibilities of the Election Department:
The election department is responsible for voter registration; compilation of ballots for the regular primary, general and special county elections; conduct of election day procedures; tabulation of election day results, and certification of the election.

Responsibilities of Recording Department:
The recording department is responsible for processing and preserving documents presented for recording as public record.  These documents are received over-the-counter, by mail, and through eRecording.   Most records are open to the public and certified copies of most documents of record are available for a fee.  Some of our records date back to mid 1800's.  Included in the records are: real estate records, UCC records, and military discharges.