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Des Moines County Criminal & Court Records

  • 8th District Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The general public is allowed to view the civil and criminal cases in Des Moines 8th District Court. General public is allowed to have limited access to the court records such as case titles and filings, criminal charges, case disposition, child support, and fine payments. In order to gain full access to the court records a person has to register with the website through the payment of monthly registration charges of $25 for facilitation of the advance search.

    PO Box 158
    513 N Main St 3rd Floor
    Burlington, IA 52601
     319-753-8253  8AM-4:30PM M,W,F; 8AM-2:30PM T,TH
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes City of Des Moines is not located here; see Polk county.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, aliases; also helpful: DOB, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 7/1992, docket books prior
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

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Des Moines County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Des Moines County
PO Box 277
Burlington, IA 52601-0277
319-753-8721 8AM-4:30PM
Record Availability Separate indices to search include computer and legal books. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1992.

Courier Offices

513 N Main St

Burlington, IA 52601

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