• Question: Iowa free criminal history rap sheet
    By Jennifer
    Sep 21, 2015

    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.

    By Rj
    Jan 15, 2016


    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!".

    By abc123
    Apr 09, 2018

  • Question: I am looking for the price of lots sold in a housing division that have already been sold.
    By Kathy
    Jun 10, 2016
  • Question: How to remove a no contact with defendant if not wanting to have it
    By Kelly
    Apr 26, 2017
  • Question: I received a threatening phone call from a man saying he was from a fraud division I would like to know how I can access my own public records to find out what is going on and if I have any warrants or tickets if so I would like to take care of them
    By anonymous
    Aug 29, 2016
  • Question: Process to obtain a copy of child custody agreement
    By Tiffany
    Jun 28, 2016
  • Question: Need Divorce info from early 1900s
    By Kate
    Dec 09, 2015

    The County Recorder's office from county divorce was issued should be able to provide this- there may be a fee for copy

    By mb
    Apr 21, 2016

  • Question: Where can I find the number of personal bankruptcies in the state of Iowa over the last 10-15 years?
    By Jeff
    Mar 29, 2016
  • Question: Where in Iowa are divorce and annulment records kept?
    By anonymous
    Mar 09, 2016
  • Question: Is there a way for me to see my marriage and divorce records free
    By Donna
    Dec 15, 2015
  • Question: When is my court time and date
    By joseph
    Jul 05, 2015

    Which county is the case in? Civil and criminal courts have calendars posted online.

    By a1
    Sep 15, 2015

  • Question: Iowa Free public criminal history, rap sheet
    By jill
    May 14, 2015
  • Question: Are statewide arrests available in Iowa?
    By admn1
    Jan 27, 2015

    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.

    By admn1
    Mar 10, 2015

  • Question: Where can I find information on businesses opened in Iowa in 2012-2013
    By Strike3
    Nov 19, 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.

    By blgr
    Nov 20, 2013

  • Question: Information about 1944 or 1945 robbery of Cedar Rapids City Hall.
    By barbarab
    Oct 30, 2012
  • Question: What did the 110 acres, located in Calhoun co., Iowa sell for? The auction was on oct. 10, 2012
    By Benoit
    Oct 13, 2012