Registration - Public Access

Welcome to the Iowa Sex Offender information pages. The tabs below contain detailed information about Iowa Code and several other areas of interest. You can read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page if you have questions about the site. You can view a map of registered offenders by clicking the "Web Stats" tab.

Public Access to Registry Information

Make a request to any Iowa sheriff's office or local police department in person or by phone, email or in writing.
Required: The individual's name that you wish to inquire upon;
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Address
  • Internet Identifier
  • Telephone Number

When inquiry is made you will be notified whether or not the individual is registered. If the individual is registered with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry as of the date and time of the inquiry, you may request a computer printout indicating that information. The printout will include the individual's name, address and physical descriptors including scars, marks and tattoos. The printout will not disclose information about the crime or the victim(s).

The name and identifier(s) of the individual you have requested information upon must match with the information contained in the database before registry information can be released.

There is no limit to the number of inquiries you can request and there is no charge to obtain this information. The purpose of the information you receive from an inquiry is to permit you to protect yourself and other family members from potential harm. Actions taken by you against an individual including vandalism of property, verbal or written threats of harm or physical assault against this person, his or her family, or employer can result in your arrest and prosecution.