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 name.
Basic case 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
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
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Because this 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.
Some 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
Docket: Case Numbers, Abbreviations,