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.


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


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

Adair County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Adair County Sheriff webpage, including history, contact information, and responsibilities. Search Records

Adair County Treasurer Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Tax Records View Adair County Treasurer general information on property tax, tax sale and renewal of vehicle registration and driver's license. Search Records

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

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

Adams County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Adams County Sheriff's Office webpage, including contact information, safety tips, and staff. Search Records

Adams County Treasurer Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Tax Records View Adams County Treasurer home page, including contact information, driver's license information, and online payment information. Search Records

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

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

Allamakee County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Allamakee County Sheriff's Office webpage, including duties, a mission statement, contact information, and notices. 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.