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    The 3rd District Courts of Clay, Iowa has jurisdiction over all social as well as criminal cases. The Unified Judicial System of the Iowa State allows general public to have access to the court records free of cost but with certain limitation. The unlimited access to the court records is only authorized to the person having subscribed to the Judicial System Website by paying the subscription fee. The subscription charges are $25 per month for provision of the advanced search services.

    215 W 4th St
    Spencer, IA 51301
     712-262-6042  8AM-4:30PM M,W,F; 8AM-2:30PM T,TH
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    • Criminal Records
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    • Years AvailableCriminal records on microfilm from to 1972 to 1995, docket books from 1800s, on computer back to 1/7/97.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn 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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Clay County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Clay County
300 W 4th St, #3
Spencer, IA 51301-3806
712-264-3983 8AM-4:30PM
Record Availability All recorded documents on computer are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1984.

Courier Offices

300 W 4th St, #3
Admin Bldg
Spencer, IA 51301

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