Legal Resources


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*Resident areas include Iowa City, Hills, University Heights, Lone Tree, and rural Johnson County.

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Research and access Iowa court records. Information, including case titles and filings, case disposition, child support payments, fine payments and criminal charges, is free of charge. Individuals may also pay a monthly registration fee of $25 to gain access to advanced search tools and additional information, including case schedules, lien index, judgment index, exhibit lists, service returns and bonds.

Legal information for low-income Iowan, including answers to questions about legal rights and forms.

Comprehensive site of Iowa legislative and legal resources.


This site is meant to be an easy-to-understand, basic information website about the law. Provided by the State Library of Iowa in partnership with the University of Iowa Law Library.