Palo Alto County Court Records Search

See Palo Alto County IA courts and search free public court records. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters.


Palo Alto County Clerk 1010 Broadway Street Emmetsburg IA 50536 712-852-3603


Find Palo Alto County Court Records

Palo Alto County Courts maintain records on all legal actions taken in Palo Alto County, IA, which can include court cases, legal filings, and court docket information. These public records are open and available upon request in Palo Alto County. In order to locate the correct court record, you will need to know which Palo Alto County Court heard the case. Legal actions are divided between Palo Alto County Criminal Courts and Palo Alto County Civil Courts.

Palo Alto County Criminal Records

Criminal Courts in Palo Alto County, IA maintain records on felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, DUIs, property crimes, drug charges, and other criminal charges. These criminal records often include Palo Alto County Police Department records, bond information, and personal information about the defendant.

Palo Alto County Civil Court Records

Civil Courts at the Iowa State level in Palo Alto County contain public records on legal actions that are not criminal in nature, including traffic accident reports, divorce proceedings, nonpayment claims following business transactions, consumer complaints, and product liability claims. Iowa Civil Courts have records on Palo Alto County adoption, divorce, estate, bankruptcy, probate, and Palo Alto County Tax Court records. Some of these records may be sealed or partially redacted due to the sensitive information they contain.

Federal Civil Court Records in Palo Alto County

Palo Alto County Federal Civil Courts have records on business and personal bankruptcy cases, civil rights abuses, disputes among banks and financial institutions, interstate commerce claims, and any issue involving Federal government agencies. You can also obtain court records on Palo Alto County subpoenas, indictments, jury lists, summonses, warrants, writs, injunctions, foreclosures, and judgments from a Palo Alto County Court.

Contact Palo Alto County Courts

Once you have identified the court holding the documents you need, you can contact that court directly for court records. For Federal Courts in Palo Alto County, the National Archives Order Reproductions site provides an online search tool for court records. For local, Palo Alto County Court, or Iowa State Court records, you can file an application with the court's clerk or use an online database.