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In Iowa, there is a general jurisdiction trial court, and two appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.

The District Court is the general jurisdiction trial court in Iowa. There are eight judicial districts in Iowa. The District Court handles all civil, criminal, juvenile, and probate matters.

To access statewide District Court civil, criminal, juvenile, and probate matters, use the “Court Records” resource below. Additional resources are provided for Appellate court records, Supreme Court decisions, and U.S. District Court records.


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Search for civil, criminal, family, traffic, and probate court records in Iowa by name, alias, role, county, case type, and/or case ID. Basic searches are offered at no charge, but details require a subscription and and $25/mo. fee.

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