Iowa DNR Records Centers

The Iowa DNR maintains three Records Centers: the main Records Center at the Wallace Building, a Records Center for Water Supply at the Wallace Building and a satellite Records Center for Air Quality.  

Records Center staff strives to serve both the public and DNR staff by managing the Department's Records efficiently and with a high degree of integrity.

DNR Records Centers are open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for state holidays, for the public to view open records relating to environmental and conservation interests.

Public Records requests should be sent to:
Open Records Coordinator at 515-725-8218 or

Wallace Building Record Center:
Wallace State Office Building

502 East 9th Street, 5th floor, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034

DNR Water Supply Records: 
Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th Street, 2nd floor, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034


DNR Air Quality Records:
7900 Hickman Road, Suite 1, Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Public Records Requests:
Our open records program facilitates the public’s ability to access open records in person, by phone or via the internet. Please contact the Open Records Coordinator at or 515-725-8218 with any records requests.

•  Safety Education duplicate certificate requests (Hunter, Bow, Fur Harvester, Snowmobile/ATV, and Boating Education)- please contact our main phone center at 515-725-8200.
•  Boat, ATV and Snowmobile registration requests- please contact our main phone center at 515-725-8200.

Payment for all copies must be made prior to receiving the copies. We accept cash, check, Visa or Master Card.

If an estimate is required ahead of time, it will be an estimate only. Exact costs for a specific request will be provided after the conversion is completed. The customer will then be notified by a return phone call.
Schedule of Fees, Updated 10/2015

Open Records, IAC

According to Chapter 22 of the Iowa Code as well as Chapter 2 of the Iowa Administrative Code 561, it states that all government records are open to the public, except for a few specific exceptions.

Iowa Administrative Code 561
Natural Resources Department
Iowa Administrative Code 565
Energy & Geological Resources
Iowa Administrative Code 567
Environmental Protection Commission
Iowa Administrative Code 571
Natural Resource Commission
Iowa Administrative Code 575
Preserves, State Advisory Board

Iowa DNR Records Center

Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F