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Iowa Court Records

The Iowa Court Records website provides a good introduction to the Iowa unified court system by explaining the structure of the state’s judiciary. It also helps Iowans quickly and easily search and retrieve the court records they need. Using the information provided, the public can better understand the three court tiers in Iowa and learn their various functions.

Iowans can directly access some court records using the search tools provided on the Iowa Court Records website. There are also informational guides that explain where and how the public can obtain copies of available court records. The Iowa Court Records website makes these records easier to find in accordance with the directives of the Iowa Open Records Law.

Iowa citizens enjoy open access to other public records when using the Iowa Court Records website. There, they can also search for crime data, criminal justice records, and vital records for the 99 counties in the state. Search results and available records vary from county to county. By providing open access without requiring the public to submit personal information, the Iowa Court Records website guarantees safe and secure access to these public records. In doing so, it upholds users’ privacy and helps Iowans fulfil one of the founding principles of the United States: creating a free and just society.

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