Iowa Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Iowa.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Iowa - Statewide Courts Self Help
Online Iowa Court Rules
Search Iowa Court Rules or browse by year and chapter.
Iowa Legal Information and Self Help Resources
View self-help information on Iowa Civil Law, Family Law, Juvenile Court, Domestic Violence, and Involuntary Commitment. Self Help resources include information about self-representation, finding legal assistance, and filing complaints against attorneys, judges, or court employees.
Glossary of Common Legal Terms
View a glossary commonly used legal terms organized alphabetically.
Iowa Court Administration Directories
View Iowa court administration directories including case scheduling, clerks of court, and juvenile court offices. Links are in the left column.
Legal Information and Legal Assistance
View information about legal issues related to seniors, disability, education, food assistance, housing, pensions, taxes, employment, consumers, small claims, families and children, domestic violence, health care, civil rights, public benefits, and veterans. Includes links to forms and other self-help resources, lawyer referral, and organizations providing free legal services.
Iowa Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Iowa Department of Transportation offers information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, driver licenses and online services.
Iowa Child Support Services
The Iowa Department of Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including child support guidelines, payment information, how to change a child support order and a toll-free telephone number for child support information.
Iowa Foreclosure Mediation Program
View information on this voluntary program whereby lenders and borrowers can meet in mediation and look for mutally agreeable solutions to foreclosure cases.
Iowa Restoration of Citizenship Rights Information
View information from the Governor's office on having citizenship rights restored in Iowa, including answers to frequently asked questions and instructions for applying.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Iowa, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
Iowa Multiple County Courts Self Help
Local Rules of the District Courts in the 5th Judicial District
View local rules of the District Courts in Adair, Adams, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Polk, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, Warren, and Wayne Counties.
Local Rules of the District Courts in the 1st Judicial District
View local rules of the District Courts in Allamakee, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties.
Local Rules of the District Courts in the 8th Judicial District
View local rules of the District Courts in Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Mahaska, Monroe, Poweshiek, Van Buren, Wapello, and Washington Counties.
Local Rules of the District Courts in the 2nd Judicial District.
View local rules of the District Courts in Boone, Bremer, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Marshall, Mitchell, Pocahontas, Sac, Story, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright Counties.
Local Rules of the District Courts in the 3rd Judicial District
View local rules of the District Courts in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Sioux, and Woodbury Counties.
Local Rules of the District Courts in the 7th Judicial District
View local rules of the District Courts in Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, and Scott Counties.
Dubuque County - Courts Self Help Resources
Dubuque County Evictions Information
View information about evictions in Dubuque County.
Mills County - Courts Self Help Resources
Mills County Attorney Services and Information
The Mills County Attorney's Office offers information about bad check prosecution, the criminal justice system, domestic violence, protective and no-contact orders, victims' rights, depositions, and forms for victim impact statement, pecuniary loss statement, and notification registration.
Union County - Courts Self Help Resources
Union County Evictions Procedures
View a document outlining evictions procedures for Union County.