Guides to Court Procedures
Guide to Searching Iowa Courts Online
Information in the eFile System is protected at the case level, event level, and document level.
Protecting Personal Information
You must protect birthdates, social security numbers, children's' names, bank information, and other information that could be used to steal a person's identity. This type of information is called "protected information." If your court filings must include protected information, you must submit a copy of the document that has the protected information removed or masked. This is called a redaction.
For more information, see the Protecting Personal Information page under Representing Yourself on this website.
Tips for Representing Yourself
Practical tips on how to conduct yourself and represent yourself effectively in court. Overview of the laws regarding divorce, child custody, child support, small claims, name changes, paternity, and securing treatment for a chronic substance abuser or person with serious mental impairment.
Civil Court Fees
Collecting a Judgment
General information about collecting after winning a civil judgment