Instant Access to Iowa State, Dubuque County and Municipal Records

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

Iowa Public Records

The Iowa State Records mission is to provide every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, consequently ensuring residents of the state of Iowa are provided access in accordance with the Iowa Open Records Law that rules in favor of the presumption of public access:

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Iowa state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know,” unless the legislature has expressly stated otherwise.

Iowa State Records provides information about the following subject matters: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, the information is over 27 million open public records.

The search functionality provided in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Iowa public records have been gathered from as far back as the year 1830 and contain information from 99 of counties; thereby ensuring Iowa abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.