Civil Division

The Civil Division is responsible for serving various legal notices, including Original Notices, Subpoenas, Garnishments, Writs, Committal Documents, Court Orders, and Sheriff's Sales on foreclosed properties. If you are inquiring about Sheriff's Sales please view the Sheriff's Sales link to the left of this page for details.
Effective July 1, 2017 fees will increase pursuant to 331.655(1) Senate File 501.
This department also takes in applications for Permits to Carry and Permits to Acquire handguns.  
As of 2013 the Civil Division has been assisting with the registration of sex offenders.  
Iowa Sex Offender Registry - The Iowa Sex Offender Registry became law on July 1, 1995 and is found in Chapter 692A Code of Iowa. Search the Online Database.

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