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Iowa Public Records

About Iowa Open Public Record

The Iowa Open Records Law, first enacted in 1967 is a designed to guarantee access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Iowa. The methods by which public meetings are conducted is legislated by the Iowa Open Meetings Law. The Iowa law includes all records of government agencies except those documents which deemed confidential. Exemptions include such documents as military confidential records, corrections department information that would jeopardize security and certain medical records.There are 99 counties covering the state of Iowa and 954 incorporated cities. Populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements number at 2,367. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live. The Iowa Department of Public Safety, division of criminal investigation is the state's central repository for criminal history providing arrests and convictions occurring within Iowa.Iowa public records resources and searches with one easy directory. Search for all up to date state, city and county records including criminal records, statistics and current economy information. Look up useful links for birth, court and criminal records. Read Iowa crime reports and current news. View crime statistics, census data, education and background history of the residents of Iowa. Also find current real estate data, property and land valuations. Locate people, search genealogy records, and discover numerous directories for obtaining knowledge of Iowa state government, records, and resources. Get informed on vitals, employment, income and housing. Resources are constantly being updated to bring you the most current records and services.
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Iowa Free Public Records Directory

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Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Iowa Latest Criminal Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:20-cr-00194-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Ohrtman
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-cr-00113-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Mendegila
    Date Published:September 02, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Northern District of Iowa
    Case Number:2:21-cr-01023-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Warm
    Date Published:September 02, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-cr-00116-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Mitchelle
    Date Published:August 31, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-cr-00119-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Munford
    Date Published:August 30, 2021

Iowa Latest Civil Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:3:21-cv-00070
    Party Name:
    Scott v. Kuntz et al
    Date Published:September 04, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-cv-00265
    Party Name:
    Aliyah Kinney, Indvidually and as Parent of G.K. v. True Parkway LLC et al
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-cv-00264
    Party Name:
    The Arc of Iowa et al v. Reynolds et al
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-cv-00263
    Party Name:
    Hassman v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-cv-00262
    Party Name:
    Ekanem v. Walmart, Inc.
    Date Published:September 02, 2021

Iowa Latest bankruptcy filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:21-01195-7
    Party Name:
    Richard K Hagans and Nicole D Hagans
    Date Published:September 04, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:21-01194-7
    Party Name:
    Linda Sue Ferguson
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:21-01193-7
    Party Name:
    Brenda J Burns and Randal K Burns
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:21-01192-als7
    Party Name:
    Dagoberto Rodriquez-Lara and Mary Rita Luna-Rodriquez
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:21-01191-als7
    Party Name:
    Antwane Dwayne Lee, Sr. and Jennifer Dawn Lee
    Date Published:September 03, 2021

Iowa Latest Court Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-mj-00543-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Rouls
    Date Published:September 03, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-mj-00537-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Plante
    Date Published:August 30, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-mc-00048
    Party Name:
    Securities and Exchange Commission v. Profit Connect Wealth Services, Inc.
    Date Published:August 16, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-mj-00405-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Harbold, Jr.
    Date Published:August 13, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    Case Number:4:21-mj-00530-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Hermes
    Date Published:August 13, 2021
Ask Questions, About Iowa
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  • Where can I find in Iowa, a free record of arrests and prosecutions?
    Unless you're a police officer with access at the department, I wouldn't count on getting a rap sheet freely. Rap sheet (Records of Arrest and Prosecution) is a report/print out of a person's history withing the police departments' databases, either shared or not. You can compile your own information of past records of prosecution by looking up criminal court records, which are free by linking to the Iowa Court Records link on this page under Iowa Free Public Records Directory above. That is a free search directly from Iowa's courts. From there you can go fishing around for other free records, since you're trying to avoid having to pay, you will need to dig up many of the free databases. Arrests can be viewed from individual county webpages, usually from their law enforcement, which will provide jail and arrest lists. There are many other similar examples. You can go to the court directly and view documents, or request them for a nominal fee by the records division of that courthouse. The state of Iowa also offers an open/free online case search. To get to that webpage, click on the link above "Iowa Court Records", that will land you on the state's court webpage, then click on "Start A Case Search Here!".
    Open-Public-Records.com (Staff)
  • Where do I find in Iowa, when I need early 1900's divorce information?
    The County Recorder's office from county divorce was issued should be able to provide this- there may be a fee for copy
    Open-Public-Records.com (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Iowa, my court time and date?
    Which county is the case in? Civil and criminal courts have calendars posted online.
    Open-Public-Records.com (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Iowa, if access to and copies of statewide arrests are available to the public?
    Arrest records generally come from the arresting police agency which is usually the sheriff or local police department, state troopers do not make the majority of the arrests. Unless you're an active member law enforcement, access to the database which houses all arrest information is restricted. An arrest report is different from a computer generated rap sheet. It is in detail, similar to a field report or incident report which you can request from the department directly. Individual department in Iowa have websites with information about providing the public with arrest reports. In some cases the fee is waived if you are a qualifying party to the case related to the arrest. Be aware of requesting arrest records coming from the state, or anywhere, as they are often mislabeled as background checks. A background shows a history of convictions, crimes committed as opposed to arrests which took place before going to court.
    Open-Public-Records.com (Staff)
  • Where can I find information on businesses opened in Iowa during 2012 and 2013?
    The Iowa Secretary of State offers a corporation search from their website. Once on their website, you will see a tab for 'Search Databases', in its drop down menu select Business Entities Search. You will then be asked to enter the business name or number. You can enter a partial name if you're not sure of the spelling. The results will be a list of businesses that match the entity name showing the business number, name, status and type. Once an entity is selected, you will see more information that includes registered agent or reserving party, home office, effective and expiration dates and more. Under the same tab, you will be able to search for UCC filings, liens, land patent and more.
    Open-Public-Records.com (Staff)

Iowa Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/17/2021)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    8,497
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    60
  • Rape:
    1,128
  • Robbery:
    1,045
  • Aggravated Assault:
    6,264
  • Total Property Crime:
    65,056
  • Burglary:
    14,428
  • Larceny Theft:
    46,477
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    4,151

Iowa American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/17/2021)

  • About Iowa ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Iowa's demographic and housing ACS survey of 3,078,116 being 0.98 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.6% males and 50.4% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Iowa Selected Social Characteristics
    The Iowa social characteristics data of 1,232,228 households, which make up 1.06 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 797,031 families with and without children. There are 812,470 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Iowa Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Iowa American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,434,242 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.98 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,651,906 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Iowa Selected Housing Characteristics
    Iowa housing characteristics are collected from 1,348,151 dwellings making up 1.02 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,232,228 or uninhabited 115,923 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,232,228 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.
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