As County Recorder, the Clerk maintains the official records of the county. The Official Records Department also oversees marriage services, passport applications, tax deed sales, and more.
Our online official county records database has documents dating back to January 1, 1957. The database includes final judgments, land records, liens, deeds, and other public documents. The search will return a list of grantors/grantees or parties, the date of the document, the book and page number of the document, and other related linked instruments. Marriage licenses are available back to the formation of Polk County. If you need documents that pre-date 1957, you can submit a request through our online system.
For Advanced Users
Advanced users may choose to use our SearchNG application. This advanced search requires a download and you may need assistance from your IT staff if you encounter difficulties using it. Please refer to our SearchNG reinstall guide below if you encounter problems.
SearchNG Reinstall Guide
Before you delete any files on your computer please contact your IT Department. If you are unsure or uncomfortable deleting files on your computer please contact a repair technician. After following the steps below, open Internet Explorer and run the app to re-download and install the application onto your computer. If your antivirus is blocking the application from running please contact your antivirus for support.
Follow these steps for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 & 10
- On the keyboard hold down the windows key and then press the R key and then release both keys.
- In the open box type in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Apps\
- Click OK
- Right click on the 2.0 folder
- Click Delete
- Click yes to confirm.
- Open Internet Explorer and try again.
Follow these steps for Windows XP
- Follow all steps in the WINDOWS VISTA, 7, 8 & 10 instructions with the exception of step 2. On step 2
- type in “%USERPROFILE%\Loc