Who Has to Register:
On or after July 1, 1995, an individual who has been convicted
or adjudicated of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual
exploitation, or a sexually violent crime or who was on
probation, parole, or work release status, or who was
incarcerated on or after July 1, 1995 is required to register.
Registration includes individuals that have received a deferred
sentence or deferred judgments and can include convictions from
other jurisdictions such as other states and/or federal
Public Access to Registry Information:
The general public can access the Iowa Sex Offender Registry by
contacting any of the county sheriff offices within the state of Iowa. The following is
required by the Iowa Sex Offender Registry to request
Completion of a "Request for Registry Information" form
(DCI-150) which is available at the county sheriff's office.
The individual's name that you wish to inquire upon;
AND ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING IDENTIFIERS
-- Date of Birth
-- Social Security Number
When inquiry is made you will be notified whether or not the
individual is registered.
the individual is registered with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry
as of the date and time of the inquiry, you will receive 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).
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.
Iowa law DOES
NOT allow for the release of an entire listing of registrants in
your county, city, or neighborhood. A form must be completed for
each person that you wish to inquire upon. There is no limit to
the number of inquiries you can request and there is no charge
to obtain this information.
purpose of the information you receive from an inquiry is to
permit you to protect yourself and other family members from
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.
Iowa Sex Offender Registry
Division of Criminal Investigation
215 E th St
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
The Iowa Sex Offender Registry became law on July 1, 1995 and is
found in the
Iowa, Chapter 692A.
The Iowa Sex Offender
Registry is a searchable database. The link below will open up a separate window
to that site.