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What are Webster County Arrest Records?

Webster County arrest records are official documents containing arrest statistics and reports of arrests carried out in the county. The Webster County Sheriff’s Office maintains arrest records in the county. Interested parties may view arrest details such as age, race, sex of the offender, and type of offense committed. To obtain arrest records, a requester can make in-person or mail-in requests to the Webster County Sheriff’s Office at:

Webster County Sheriff’s Office
Webster County Law Enforcement Center
702 1st Ave. S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 573-1410
Fax: (515) 573-2011

Crime Statistics

Based on the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Webster County reported a total of 173 crimes in 2016. This includes 46 violent crimes and 127 property crimes. The violent crimes reported include one murder, two rapes, one robbery, and 42 aggravated assaults. The property crimes reported consisted of 54 burglaries, 56 larcenies, 17 motor vehicle thefts, and five arsons. The crime figures reveal a slight decline in reported crime rates over five years. Between 2013 and 2017, three out of seven major crimes declined. Murder, burglary, and larceny rates declined by 50%, 26%, and 48% respectively. While rape, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, and arson rates increased by 100%, 147%, 70%, and 150% respectively. Incidents of robbery remained the same in both years.

What are Webster County Criminal Records?

Webster County criminal records are official documents detailing information about the criminal activities of individuals within the county. It includes information such as the record owner’s details (name, sex, race, date of birth, height, weight, social security number, etc.), arrest data, final judicial disposition data submitted by a court, etc. The Iowa Department of Public Safety processes and issues criminal records for all counties in the state. Residents of Webster County can access criminal records in the form of a Criminal Background Record. To access criminal records, the record owner must have signed the authorization section on the Criminal History Record Check Request Form.

How Do I Get Webster County Criminal Records?

Webster County criminal history records can be obtained online, by mail or fax, or in person. It costs $15 per name to search criminal history records. A criminal history record can be requested online by visiting the Iowa Criminal History Record Check website.

To make a criminal history record request by mail or fax, fill out both the request form and billing form. For each last name submitted, fill out a separate request form. A billing form is sufficient when several requests at once.

The filled-out forms should be mailed or faxed to:

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
Support Operations Bureau 1st Floor
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-6066

Fax: (515) 725-6080

Make walk-in requests for a criminal history record by visiting the DCI Office at:

215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA

How to Find Webster County Sex Offender Information?

Webster County sex offender information is available on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. This is the state’s central database for sex offenders and their information. The Iowa Department of Public Safety maintains this sex offender search portal. Webster County residents can also search the sex offender registry to locate sex offenders living in their area.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Webster County Jail?

Webster County has one jail facility. It is located at:

Webster County Jail
702 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 573-1410

To obtain inmate visitation information and inmate information, call (515) 573-1410.

What are Webster County Court Records?

Webster County court records are documents related to the court proceedings of cases handled by the District Court of the county. To obtain a court record, interested persons may conduct online searches on the Iowa Courts website. Webster County court records can also be requested by mail or in-person from the District Court Clerk of Webster County at:

Webster County Clerk of Court
701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 576-7115
webster.county.clerk@iowacourts.gov

Location of all Courts in Webster County

Webster County has one district court. The Webster County District Court has general jurisdiction over civil, criminal, juvenile, and probate cases in the county. Its contact details are listed below:

Webster County District Court
701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 576-7115

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What are Webster County Vital Records?

Webster County vital records are official documents that include details concerning vital events that occur within the county. These documents include divorce, marriage, birth, and death records. These records are accessible to interested eligible persons. The eligibility requirements for accessing these records vary depending on the record. The District Court Clerk maintains divorce records. While the Webster County Recorder and the Iowa Bureau of Vital Statistics manage marriage, birth, and death records.

Where and How to Get Webster County Divorce Records?

Divorce records are available at the office of the Webster County District Court Clerk. They can be requested in person or by mail. A requester is required to have the following information:

  • The names of the divorced parties
  • Date of divorce
  • Place of divorce
  • The case number of the record
  • A copy of the requester’s government-issued ID

Send requests for divorce records to:

Webster County Clerk of Court
701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 576-7115

Where and How to Get Webster County Marriage Records?

Marriage records are available at the Webster County Recorder and the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Each copy of a marriage record costs $15. Complete the Application for an Iowa Vital Records form. The completed form, along with payment and a copy of a government-issued ID should be submitted in person or via mail either to the Webster County Recorder or the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The Webster County Recorder’s Office is located at:

Webster County Recorder/Registrar
701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
2nd Floor - Courthouse
Phone: (515) 576-2401
Fax: (515) 574-3723
Email: recorder@webstercountyia.org

The Bureau of Statistics office is located at:

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Where and How to Get Webster County Birth Records?

Webster County birth records can be requested from the Webster County Recorder or the Iowa Bureau of Health Statistics via mail or in person.

To obtain a birth record via mail or in person, fill out the Application for an Iowa Vital Records form. Enclose payment and a copy of a government-issued ID. Each certified copy of the record costs $15. Make payment with a check or money order either to the ‘Webster County Recorder’ or the ‘Iowa Department of Public Health’. The documents should be sent by mail or submitted in person to the office of the Webster County Recorder:

Webster County Recorder/Registrar
701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
2nd Floor - Courthouse
Phone: (515) 576-2401
Fax: (515) 574-3723
Email: recorder@webstercountyia.org

Or to the Bureau of Statistics at:

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Where and How to Get Webster County Death Records?

Webster County death records can be obtained from the Webster County Recorder or the Iowa Bureau of Health Statistics by mail or in person. Complete the Application for an Iowa Vital Records form. Attach the completed form to payment and a copy of a government-issued ID. A certified copy of a death record costs $15. This is payable with a check or money order either to the ‘Webster County Recorder’ or the ‘Iowa Department of Public Health’. The documents should be submitted by mail or in person to the office of the Webster County Recorder:

Webster County Recorder/Registrar
701 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
2nd Floor - Courthouse
Phone: (515) 576-2401
Fax: (515) 574-3723
Email: recorder@webstercountyia.org

Or to the Bureau of Statistics at:

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

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