Instant Access to Iowa State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

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 records, and to provide them with tools to access them easily and efficiently. The website also ensures that these residents are not required to provide personal information, unless such information required to access confidential records.

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. Because of the prompt and accurate search function on this website, which includes information dating back to 1830, and covering 99 Iowa counties, Iowa residents are given the right to contribute to that commitment.