Docket Records: www.iowacourtsonline.org
Access the electronic
docket of Iowa's state court system. The
docket is an index of the proceedings and filings in all court cases maintained
by all clerk of court offices in the state.
Copies of complete documents are not available on this site. Currently, documents can be obtained only at
clerk of court offices. Information
about confidential cases such as child in need of assistance and mental health
cases is not available on this site.
You may search the
online docket record by using a case number, a party's name, or an attorney's
This State of Iowa Government computer system
is for authorized use only. Use of this system implies consent to monitoring of
any and all activities associated with its use. Unauthorized or improper use of
the system may be punishable under applicable sections of the U.S. Code, the
State of Iowa Code, and other applicable codes, statutes, and guidelines. Registered
users are limited to 1000 searches per calendar day.
information, including case titles and filings, criminal charges, case
disposition, child support payments, and fine payments, is available free of
charge. For a $25 monthly registration
fee you may access the "advanced search" section that for additional case
information including case schedules, judgment index, lien index, exhibit lists,
bonds, and service returns.
To register for access for the advanced search service,
click "Online Docket Record Search" and once you have reached the
search page on your screen, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on
the "Register" button. This
will link you to the registration page. Registered users are limited to 1000
searches per calendar day.
Based Electronic Public Access application requires a 128-bit Cipher Strength
on your Internet Explorer. To verify this click on 'Help' menu item and select
'About Internet Explorer'. If your system is less than 128 bit, click on link
'Update Information' to update Cipher Strength.
site is the official court docket, case information posted on this site is
current with information posted by clerk of court offices. Our clerks' offices strive to enter case
information on the docket as soon as possible after receiving it. Nevertheless, delays occur because clerk of
court offices are busy handling other important business.
Electronic Record Start Dates
All counties in Iowa
were moved to the Iowa Court Information System (ICIS) as of September 1997.
Some counties began entering data as early as October of 1991. Be advised, depending on the county, cases
prior to September of 1997 may exist in manual docket format only and are not
available on this page. County Start Date Index
pre-ICIS cases were entered onto the system to maintain financial records, and
they will appear with a 01/01/1901 initiation date.
Tips, and Help
Online Docket Record Search Tips
Advanced Search Help and FAQ
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