Iowa Public Records

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Allamakee County Treasurers Office Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records View Allamakee County Treasurers Office general information page, including contact information and online payment link. Search Records


Appanoose County Assessor Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Court Records, Land Records, Property Records View Appanoose County Assessor home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Appanoose County Recorder Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Appanoose County Recorder home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Appanoose County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Appanoose County Sheriff home page including jail information, frequently asked questions, forms, sheriff sales and contact information. Search Records

Appanoose County Treasurer Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Tax Records View Appanoose County Treasurer general information page, including staff details and contact information. Search Records

Audubon County Assessor Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records, Property Records View Audubon County Assessor website for general information including contact information, office hours and links to other services. Search Records

Audubon County Recorder Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Audubon County Recorder home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Audubon County Sheriff's Department Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Audubon County Sheriff's Department general information webpage page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Audubon County Treasurer Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records View Audubon County Treasurer home page, including tax due dates, office hours and contact information. Search Records

Benton County Assessor Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Court Records, Land Records, Property Records View Benton County Assessor home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Benton County Recorder Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Court Records View Benton County Recorder home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Benton County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Benton County Sheriff's Office webpage, including contact information, job openings, fingerprinting information, and public notices. Search Records

Benton County Treasurer Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Tax Records View Benton County Treasurer home page, including photographs and contact information. Search Records

Black Hawk County Assessor Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Court Records, Land Records, Property Records View Black Hawk County Assessor home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Black Hawk County Recorder Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Court Records View Black Hawk County Recorder home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office home page, including services, jail visitation information, annual report, and town hall meetings. Search Records

Black Hawk County Treasurer's Office Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Tax Records View Black Hawk County Treasurer's Office general information page, including on property tax, motor vehicle renewal and tax sale registration. Search Records

Boone County Courthouse Website Employee Directory, Court Records, Land Records View Boone County Courthouse website for general information including contact information, and links to other services. Search Records

Iowa Department of Revenue Tax Records Tax Records, Property Records, Land Records View Iowa Department of Revenue business tax registration, including requirements, list of permits, and the steps for online application. Search Records

Iowa Fire Marshal Division Electrical Bureau License Information Business License Search, Professional License Search, Employee Directory View Iowa Fire Marshal Division Electrical Bureau licensing and inspection information, including continuing education, local contractor, permits and systems. 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.