Sheriff's Department

RECORDS DIVISION

Maintains all of the records for individuals that are booked into the jail, officer’s investigative reports, accident reports, Sex Offender Registry and issues permits to acquire and carry handguns.
Please note that our office only accepts cash or check. An ATM is available in the lobby.


Accident Reports

  • If the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was the investigating agency on an auto accident, copies of the accident report are available upon request in person or in writing to parties involved in the accident or their designated insurance agent or legal representative.
  • The requester will be required to provide date and location of the accident.
  • No fax or phone requests will be accepted.
  • Mailed requests require a self-addressed stamped envelope for return.
  • Fee per accident report is $5.00.

Fingerprints

  • Fingerprinting services are provided on Tuesdays ONLY from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
  • A photo ID is required (your Driver's License is preferred).
  • The fee is $20.00 Cash Only.
  • No appointment is needed.
  • Average fingerprinting session takes between 10-15 minutes depending on wait time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 4:00pm to be printed.
  • Please do not fill out (or highlight) the print cards before you arrive. Our LiveScan machine will print out your information on the print cards.

Records Check

  • The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will check Johnson County Jail's public information records upon written request by the public or in person. Information provided to the requester includes date of arrest, arresting agency, and charges, ONLY. No charge disposition will be provided and this only covers if the person was brought to the Johnson County Jail.
  • Should you require a records check with a disposition and that covers the entire State of Iowa, contact the DCI in Des Moines at this website.
  • Fee per request being searched is $5.00. (Requests for additional names on the same individual are considered separately.)
  • Records checks require full name and date of birth of the person for which the search is being requested.
  • No fax or phone requests will be accepted.
  • Mailed requests require a self-addressed stamped envelope for return.
  • Requests made by the armed forces can be faxed directly to us or can be faxed to the local recruiter who should then bring the request to the Sheriff’s Office.

Records Requests

  • If you would like a copy of a record (other than an accident or case report), the fee is $0.50 per page. The request can be made in person or mailed with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • If it takes more than 15 minutes to compile information for your request, we may bill you $12/hour for the time it will take us.

Sex Offender Registry

  • To find out if an individual is on the sex offender registry, visit the Iowa Sex Offender website
  • If you are on the sex offender registry and live or work in Johnson County you must come into the office and speak with the records division to make changes within 5 business days. We will not accept changes via e-mail.
  • Map of 2000' Residency Restriction Zones can be found here.

Firearm Permits

Requirements to apply:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older (18 or older for a Professional Permit to Carry).
  • Must be a resident of Johnson County for 30 days and State of Iowa for 90 days.
  • Must make application in the county where the applicant resides.
  • Must provide a valid ID or driver’s license from the Iowa Department of Transportation. If the license does not have your current address on it you will have to bring a current utility bill (example: electric, gas, tax forms, or rental agreement) that shows residency at your current address.
  • Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm excluding county holidays.
  • Anyone living in or on University of Iowa property must check university campus laws in reference to handguns (UI Department of Public Safety website).
  • Applicant shall have no outstanding fines or warrants in the State of Iowa.

Iowa Permit to Acquire Pistols or Revolvers (5-year permit)

  • Fees for processing new permits: $25.00. An optional photo ID card will be available for an additional $5.00. These fees are non-refundable and may be paid with cash or check.
  • Application requires minimum of three (3) working days to process. Approved permits will be mailed to the applicant.
  • There is no discounted fee when renewing this type of permit.

Iowa Non-Professional Permit to Carry (5-year permit) or

Iowa Professional Permit to Carry (1-year permit)

  • Fees for processing new permits: $50.00. An optional photo ID card will be available for an additional $5.00. These fees are non-refundable and may be paid with cash or check.
  • Fees for processing renewal permits: $25.00. An optional photo ID card will be available for an additional $5.00. These fees are non-refundable and may be paid with cash or check. For the lower renewal price you must apply between 30 days prior to the expiration date to 30 days after the permit expires (a 60 day window). Please note that when your permit expires you can no longer legally carry a firearm (the 30 days after expiration is for a discount in renewal price only). Anything outside this time will be treated as a new permit.
  • You will need to have documentation of required training (see guidelines below).

Links

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Weapons Permit Law Changes in 2017
Application for Iowa Permit to Acquire
Application for Iowa Permit to Carry
Chapter 724 of the Iowa Code
Link to Iowa DPS Weapons Permit Page


Street Address

511 S Capitol St
Iowa City, IA 52240

Mailing Address

PO Box 2540
Iowa City, IA 52244

Phone

319-356-6020, ext. 3

Fax:

319-688-8959

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday (except county holidays) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM