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    The Buchanan County of Iowa State allows the access of general public to the court records of 1st District Court through newly introduced Judicial Information System maintained by the Unified Judicial System of the Iowa State. General access is allowed to the public to the court records free of cost through the website. The access is however limited to the basic information only such as case titles and filings, criminal charges, case disposition, child support, and fine payments, etc. If a person wishes to have unlimited access to the courts records, a payment of $25 as monthly subscription fee is required for the provision of advanced research facility.

    PO Box 259
    210 5th Ave NE
    Independence, IA 50644
     319-334-7455  8AM-4:30PM M,W,F; 8AM-2:30PM T,TH
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Probate is in a separate index at this address.
    • Criminal Records
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    • Years AvailableCriminal docket on books from 1800s; computerized since 1996
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
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    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

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Buchanan County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Buchanan County
PO Box 298
Independence, IA 50644-0298
319-334-7453 8AM-4:30PM
Record Availability All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on computer back to 1994.

Courier Offices

210 5th Ave NE

Independence, IA 50644

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