The Criminal History Record Dissemination Unit provides several options for requesting Iowa criminal history record information including mail, fax or in person requests, as well as a website that will provide Iowa criminal history record information that is releasable by law without a waiver from the subject of the request, pursuant to Chapter 692.2 of the Code of Iowa. However, if you are able to obtain a signed waiver from the subject of your request, we recommend you utilize the forms below as you will receive complete Iowa criminal history record information. The fee for an Iowa Criminal History Record Check through the DCI is $15 per last name.
You may request a non-waiver Iowa criminal history record check through our Iowa Criminal History Record Check website. Please click on the link provided and you will be connected directly to the website. The Iowa Criminal History Record Check website is designed to give the general public an easily accessible location to obtain Iowa criminal history data.
You may request Iowa criminal history record information by completing the required forms and submitting them to our office by mail or fax. To obtain the forms, please download both a Request Form and Billing Form below. Each last name submitted requires a separate Request Form with payment for each. However, only one Billing Form is needed when submitting several requests at once.
Each form is available in either Word for Windows 6.0 format (.doc as the extender on the file name) or in Portable Document Format (.pdf as the extender).
IMPORTANT - We do not mail or fax any criminal history record check results outside of the U.S. Please provide a U.S. address or fax number on the request and billing form or it will not be processed.
You may also visit our office during normal business hours and request an Iowa criminal history record check on yourself. You must be able to provide a government issued photo I.D. (i.e., driver's license, passport, etc.) We are located at 215 East 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Our business hours are Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please note: we are only able to provide immediate results if you are the subject of the request, per Code of Iowa, Chapter 692.2(1). If you are requesting a criminal history record check on someone else you will be required to leave the request with us for normal processing.
We do not accept requests for criminal history record information over the phone or by email.
To ask specific questions about obtaining an Iowa criminal history record check or to request forms, please call (515) 725-6066, or send your inquiry by electronic mail.
To ask specific questions about an Iowa criminal history record maintained by the DCI, please call (515) 725-6072 or send your inquiry by electronic mail.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Iowa Criminal History Records
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