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Electronic Records

Document Search Web Application which is a web interface connecting to OpenText. The search interface allows easy searches by a variety of meta data such as program, city, county, or facility name. It's possible to search an individual program or all programs (with additional programs as they are added).

DNR Programs available are:
  • Air Quality
  • Legal - Administrative Orders
  • Land Quality - Contaminated Sites
  • Land Quality - Comprehensive Planning
  • Land Quality - Dam Safety
  • Land Quality - Flood Plains
  • Land Quality - LUST
  • Land Quality - UST
  • Land Quality - Redemption Center
  • Land Quality - Solid Waste Permitting
  • Land Quality - SWAP
  • Water Quality - NPDES, Biosolids Annual Reports
  • Water Quality - Stormwater
  • Water Quality - Time of Transfer
  • Water Quality - Water Supply
  • Water Quality - Water Use

Additional DNR programs will be added to the Document Search Web Application soon.

Electronic Records are available for the following Programs:

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 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

Iowa DNR Records Center

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

Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th Street, 2nd floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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'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