Wallace state office building
Information & Public Record Requests

Any person may submit their request to inspect public records to the Office of the Chief Information Officer by submitting their request via our our Iowa Information and Public Records Request Portal:



Requests may also be submitted in person at one of our record centers, e-mailing DNR.Records@dnr.iowa.gov, by phone 515-725-8480, or by mail.


Important Note:

Please contact the main DNR phone center at 515-725-8200 for the following requests:

  1. Safety education duplicate certificate requests
    (includes: hunter, bow, fur harvester, boat, snowmobile, and ATV)
     
  2. Boat, ATV, and Snowmobile registration requests

Payment for Requests
  • Payment for all copies must be made prior to receiving the copies. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover are accepted.
     
  • Estimates required ahead of time are simply estimates made using Schedule of Fees. Exact costs for a specific request are provided after the request is completed.

Iowa DNR Records Centers

DNR Records Centers Hours: 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
(except for state holidays) 


Main Records Center 
Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th Street, 5th floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-725-8480

Air Quality Records Center
Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-725-9553


Iowa's Open Records Law

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