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Iowa Criminal Records

Iowa Criminal, Inmate & Background Check Information At Corrections & Police Departments

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Where To Access Criminal Records In Iowa

Iowa State Police

About This Office:

The Division of Criminal Investigation, overseen by the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS), maintains the Criminal History Record Check site that allows the public quick access to criminal records. The DPS also oversees Iowa State Patrol, the Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Division of Intelligence.

Criminal Records At This Office:

Performing an online, name-based search for Iowa criminal records costs $10 per name. If you need a complete criminal history, you must fill out the appropriate form (including a consent waiver if requesting another person’s records), and return it by mail or fax for processing. Mailed requests cost $13 per surname, and faxed requests cost $15 per name.

Access To Iowa Criminal Records:

Iowa criminal records include arrests that resulted in convictions for misdemeanors and felonies, as long as the arrests are supported by fingerprint cards. Any arrests over 18 months old without a disposition are not considered public information and can’t be accessed without consent from the individual.

How To Lookup Inmate & Incarceration Records In Iowa

Iowa Department of Corrections

About This Office:

The Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) oversees incarcerated prisoners, offenders under probation or community supervision, parolees on electronic monitoring and offenders work release. IDOC is committed to improving inmates’ lives through rehabilitation programs including mental health, substance abuse treatment, education and trade skills. IDOC is also committed to keeping the public and IDOC staff safe.

Inmate Records At This Office:

Iowa inmate lookup can be done online through IDOC’s website. Their inmate search system allows you to enter as much of the first and last name as is known, along with choosing gender and a range for possible birth date if unknown. The inmate’s ID number will also be released.

Access To Iowa Inmate Records:

IDOC allows the public to view certain inmate records, including type and class of offense committed, status of the inmate, county of commitment, incarceration facility, supervision status, projected sentence completion date and potential release date. An inmate’s age, birth date, gender and full name are also considered public record.

Run A Background Check In Iowa

Iowa  Department of Public Safety

About This Office:

All Iowa background checks are handled through the Iowa Department of Public Safety. In addition to providing criminal information to interested parties, this office is responsible for a wide range of tasks for the state, including licensing, criminal investigation and the sex offender registry. All of the functions can be accessed through the main website for the agency.

Background Checks At This Office:

Iowa criminal background checks are available by mail and online. The agency also provides information for the state’s sex offender registry and facts on individuals currently under supervision by the state’s authorities. The criminal records offer information on every arrest ever made in the state, as well as the court dispositions that resulted from the arrest.

Access To Iowa Background Records:

Interested parties can conduct Iowa background checks either through the mail or online. For those who prefer to use the mail system, the appropriate request form is available on the agency’s website for downloading. A billing form must also be included with the request, as well as the appropriate fee. The more information you can provide on your request, the more accurate your search results will be.

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