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What are Lee County Arrest Records?

Lee County arrest records are reports generated by local law enforcement agencies to detail the arrest of a suspected offender. These reports contain past and existing arrest warrants, the location of the arrest, and the detention center. They also include identifying features of the arrestee such as mugshots and fingerprints. Arrest records are only proof of an individual’s arrest. They are not proof that the individual has committed a crime. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department maintains arrest records and disseminates them to the public upon request.

Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation generates an annual report on crimes reported in Lee County through its Uniform Crime Reporting national program. The Bureau compiles the information it presents from law enforcement agencies’ arrest reports in cities and counties across the county. According to the FBI, Lee County law enforcement reported 28 violent crimes and 155 property crimes in 2016. Among the reported violent crimes, there was one case of rape and 27 cases of aggravated assault. Property crimes were more pervasive, as there were reports of 76 burglaries, 66 robberies, and 13 cases of vehicular theft.

What are Lee County Criminal Records?

Lee County criminal records are official documents that show a convicted offender’s entire relationship with the county. They typically contain arrest reports and records of court proceedings, convictions, sentencing, incarceration, and probation. The county sheriff’s office generates and manages criminal records in the county. The Division of Criminal investigation provides statewide access to criminal records.

How Do I Get Lee County Criminal Records?

To get Lee County criminal records, request at the sheriff’s office, in person or writing. Requesters must provide adequate information to expedite the search. Some important details are the full name on the criminal record, the case number, the date of arrest, or the date of conviction. The Sheriff’s office will charge an appropriate fee for making copies of records. The Sheriff’s office address is at the address below:

Lee County Sheriff's Office
2530 255th Street
P.O. Box 218
Montrose, IA 52639
Phone: (319) 372-1152

The Lee County District Courts also make criminal court records available for public inspection. Interested parties can inspect criminal records on the public terminals in the courthouses. The addresses of the district courts are below:

Lee County District Court - North
701 Avenue F
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 372-3523

Lee County District Court - South
25 North 7th Street
Keokuk, IA 52632
Phone: (319) 524-2433

Download and complete a Criminal History Request form and a Criminal History Billing form to request a criminal record from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Each record request costs $15. The completed forms are to be returned in person or by mail to the address below:

Iowa Division of Criminal investigation
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Fax: (515) 725 6080
Phone: (515) 725 6066

How to Find Lee County Sex Offender Information

To find Lee County sex offender information, visit the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. Interested individuals can search for sex offenders using their full names, known aliases, and postal codes. The site also allows researchers to find sex offenders using geographical data, email addresses, phone numbers, or vehicle numbers.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Lee County Jail?

Potential visitors must contact the jail administration and fill out an application form to visit an inmate in Lee County Jail. Applicants can find the Jail at the address below:

Lee County IA Jail
2530 255th St,
Montrose, IA 52639
Phone: (319) 372-1152

If the application is approved, the visitor will be allowed one visit per week to an inmate. Inmates are entitled to receive two visits per day through a glass partition. Visitation times are from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff at the jail search all visitors upon entry to the facility. All visitors are to wear modest, non-revealing clothing and arrive at least fifteen minutes before their appointment. Visitors must present a valid government-issued ID to gain entry to the facility.

Where and How to Find Lee County Inmate Information

Lee County Jail keeps a register of inmates incarcerated within its walls. Interested parties can query this register by visiting the Jail Administrator at the address below:

Lee County IA Jail
2530 255th St,
Montrose, IA 52639
Phone: (319) 372-1152

Iowa Department of Corrections also maintains a roster of inmates incarcerated around the state and makes it available online. Interested parties can search for information on Lee County Jail inmates using their names, sex, offender number, offense, or county of commitment.

What are Lee County Court Records?

Lee County court records are all the documents created concerning legal proceedings in the county courts. The Lee County Clerks of District Court North and South maintain all court records within the county and provide them to requesters. Interested parties can obtain Lee County court records by visiting the clerk’s offices at the County District Courts and submitting the name on the case, the case number, or the filing/hearing date. The addresses of the District Courts are below:

Lee County District Court - North
701 Avenue F, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 372-3523

Lee County District Court - South
25 North 7th Street, Keokuk, IA 52632
Phone: (319) 524-2433

Interested individuals can also obtain Lee County court records by querying the Iowa Courts Search Portal. Researchers can find court information using the docket number, the short case title, or the names listed on the record.

Location of the Courts in Lee County

There are two significant courts in Lee County. Their addresses are below:

Lee County District Court - North
701 Avenue F, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 372-3523

Lee County District Court - South
25 North 7th Street, Keokuk, IA 52632
Phone: (319) 524-2433

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What are Lee County Vital Records?

Lee County’s vital records are official documents created to mark events like childbirth, death, marriage, or divorce. Based on Iowa laws, not all vital records are public records. Certificates of births, death, and marriages that are less than 75 years old are not open to the public and are only available to eligible parties. The County Recorder’s Office maintains and disseminates vital records in Lee County. The County Recorder’s address is below:

Lee County Recorder
933 Avenue H
P.O. Box 190
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 376-1070

Where and How to Get Lee County Divorce Records

Lee County divorce records are available at the county courthouse where the divorce took place. To request a divorce record, interested individuals can visit the clerk’s office or send a written request. The addresses of district courts are below:

Lee County District Court - North
701 Avenue F, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 372-3523

Lee County District Court - South
25 North 7th Street, Keokuk, IA 52632
Phone: (319) 524-2433

Where and How to Get Lee County Marriage Records

The Lee County Recorder’s office maintains records of marriages that occured in the county from 1941 to the present. Eligible individuals can obtain copies by completing an application form and returning it - along with a money order for $15 per certified copy - to the following address:

Lee County Recorder
933 Avenue H
P.O. Box 190
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 376-1070

Where and How to Get Lee County Birth and Death Records

The Lee County Recorder’s office stores records of births and deaths. The office possesses records of births from 1942 to present, and records of deaths from 1941 to date. Eligible requesters can obtain birth or death records by completing an application form and returning it, along with a money order for $15 per certified copy, to the following address:

Lee County Recorder
933 Avenue H
P.O. Box 190
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 376-1070

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