Iowa Information


Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Iowa                                                                                                                                        

Name of Agency:   Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation, Records and Identification  

215 East 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Contact:   Pam Dyer
Position:   Public Services Supervisor
Phone Number:   515-725-6066 (general line) or 515-725-6072


 Victim can request over the phone or letter, we recommend they request the criminal history record, based on name, date of birth and possibly the social security number. We will respond and recommend they get a copy of the record and then prints taken to compare identity. Prints taken here in the DCI office.

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.

For forms: Click here

Law Enforcement Agency:  
Turn Around Time:   2-5 Business Days, excluding mailing time
Successful challenge:   The DCI record is noted that, based on prints, one person has used another's information. If victim's information is compromised again, the alias flag is released anytime that criminal history is requested.
Cost:   Person must pay $15 and get a copy of the criminal history record that displays the information that is being challenged.