As stated by law, these public records include all the records, documents, tape or any files stored and preserved by any means. These documents can be obtained by the common people, companies, organizations and the government entities. Just like the other States, Iowa also ruled that some records will not be revealed for some technical reasons. Only the high ranking officials and the court will have the say on the said records. But, in most cases the public is given the chance to acquire these files as long as the requirements are met and the procedures are followed.
As time goes by the way these records are accessed has changed drastically through the advancement of modern technology. This means that Iowa public records now are within reach in just a few minutes with the aid of the modern Internet. If you have a computer and Internet at home you can actually execute the search on your own without much complication. This is very helpful for security purposes because others would not know that you are doing a background check on someone since it is done discreetly at home.
The Office of the Attorney General generally provides protection to the public in some ways such as:
You can also check-out the other government resources for more information: