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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