Iowa Public Records

Perform a free Iowa public record search, including arrest, birth, business, contractor, court, criminal, death, divorce, employee, genealogy, GIS, inmate, jail, land, marriage, police, property, sex offender, tax, vital, and warrant records searches.


Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office Accident Reports Driving Records, Police Records Search Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office crash report database by name, incident date, location and report number. Search Records


Iowa Department of Natural Resources Business Directory Business License Search, Employee Directory View Iowa Department of Natural Resources boat dealers list by county, company name, address, registration ID, and issue date. Search Records

Iowa Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division Professional License Search Professional License Search, Employee Directory View Iowa Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division electrical licensing and inspection program, including licensed contractors. Search Records

Iowa Secretary of State's Office Business License Search Business License Search, Employee Directory Search Iowa Secretary of State's Office business entities database by business name or number. Search Records

Lucas County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Lucas County Sheriff's Office inmate list by name, including charges, bond details and photos. Search Records

Lyon County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Lyon County Sheriff's Office inmate roster, listed by name, including town of residence, charges and arrest date. Search Records

Marshall County Jail Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Marshall County inmate list by name, arrest date, age and charges. Search Records

Osceola County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Sales Police Records, Property Records, Land Records View Osceola County Sheriff's Office sheriff sales webpage, which includes a current property sales list. Search Records

Polk County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Polk County Sheriff's Office inmate list, including photograph, by name, age, charge and booking date. Search Records

Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office inmate list by name, intake date, charge and bond. Search Records

Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office Property Records Property Records, Land Records, Police Records View Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office procedure for foreclosure sales, including sales venue and fees for a Sheriff's deed. Search Records

Scott County Sheriff Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Scott County Sheriff's inmate listing by last name and date. Search Records

Scott County Sheriff's Office Accident Reports Driving Records, Police Records Search Scott County Sheriff's Office crash reports by driver, date or report number. Search Records

Scott County Sheriff's Office Property Records Property Records, Land Records, Police Records View Scott County Sheriff's Office foreclosed properties, including upcoming sales, attorney list, sale information, and link to property listings. Search Records

Story County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Story County Sheriff's Office inmate records by name, including charges, arrest date, and booking agency. Search Records

West Des Moines Police Department Crash Reports Driving Records, Police Records Search West Des Moines Police Department crash reports by name, date of accident, and report number. Search Records

Winnebago County Jail Website Employee Directory, Inmate Search, Jail Records, Criminal Records View Winnebago County jail's general information page, including contact and visitation information. Search Records

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Sales Police Records, Property Records, Land Records View Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office general information on sheriff's sales, including venue and time for scheduled sales. Search Records

Woodbury County Property Records Property Records, Land Records, Gis Maps View Woodbury County government property records with links to pay taxes and search GIS maps. Search Records

Wright County Sheriff Department Sheriff Sales Police Records, Property Records, Land Records View Wright County Sheriff Department general information on sheriff sales, including upcoming sales. Search Records

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About Public Records

Are all types of Public Records open to the public?

Yes, in most cases Public Records are available to the public. Some documents, such as certain court records, confidential personal information, and other sensitive information may be kept sealed or is only available with a court order. In certain states, there is a waiting period to obtain Public Records that reveal private information.

Which government agencies provide Public Records?

A number of government agencies maintain Public Records and make them available to the public. At the local level, many Public Records are held by County Clerk's Offices or Vital Records Offices. State Departments of Revenue or Departments of Health keep Public Records. At the federal level, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is one agency that has Public Records.

What is the difference between a certified and uncertified Public Record?

A certified copy of a vital record, such as birth or death certificates, is considered legal proof of the event. A certified record typically has an embossed seal and must be requested through the appropriate government agency. Other forms of Public Records, including souvenir, decorative, or uncertified copies, may not be valid for certain legal purposes.