Instant Access to Iowa State, County and Municipal Records
Iowa Public Records
Iowa residents have the right to search for, obtain, and examine public records per the Iowa Open Records Law. This law states that government records and information are presumed public. The mission of Iowa State Records is to aid Iowa citizens in the obtaining of that information.
The purpose of this website is to ensure that members of the general public have access to government
The information documented on this website includes criminal records, court records, vital records, state background checks; including over 27 million transparent public records.
The commitment of the United States of America is to remain a fair and just society for all. Iowa started creating public records in 1830, and these records typically cover the 99 Iowa counties. Because of the increased digitization of these records - a process which has continued for the past three decades - both government organizations and third party websites have increasingly offered these records online, increasing both the transparency of the state’s government, and the reliability of accessing public records.