Hancock County Iowa Court Records

Court Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
(519)Hancock County Court Records Offices
Hancock County District AttorneyPO Box 70GarnerIA50438641-923-4198
Hancock County Court Records Offices
Hancock County Treasurer's Office855 State StreetGarnerIA50438641-923-3341
Garner District Court855 State StreetGarnerIA50438641-923-2532
Hancock County Court Records Databases
Hancock County Accident Reports
Hancock County Child Support Warrants
Hancock County Court Records
Hancock County Criminal Records
Hancock County Traffic & Parking Ticket Payment
Hancock County Court Jury Duty Information
Hancock County Jury Duty RequirementsConvicted Felons DisqualifiedYesIA
Hancock County Jury Duty RequirementsEnglish RequiredYesIA
Hancock County Jury Duty RequirementsResidency RequirementCounty Resident: 30 DaysIA
Hancock County Jury Duty RequirementsMinimum Age18IA
Hancock County Jury Duty RequirementsTime Since Prior Jury ServiceNo more than 3 months in past 2 yearsIA

Court Records in Hancock County, Iowa

One of the services that are provided by the Central Register of Court Records is criminal court records. This service is provided to all of the public by the court and it is free for anyone to get their hand on this public information. Criminal court records include the personal details of a person such as the birth date, marriage status, any felonies or other criminal activities he has been involved in, his civil status etc. You can also get information about the person’s background like his present employment, his past employment and so on. Such details are normally provided to the public through the courts, whenever a person gets involved in any legal proceedings or case. However, in some circumstances, people need to have access to these details without much hassle.

These public records are normally kept in the custody of the courts and they are not freely available to the general public. In such cases, there are certain steps that need to be followed before a person can get hold of public information. For instance, it has to be ensured that the person has given all the correct and complete birth details. Also, the social security number has to be verified if it is a record of that person. If it is, then the public record can be searched.

The Central Register of Court Records was actually launched in 1969. Previously, the records were kept in different court houses and police stations all over the country. But with the revolution of computers and the internet, it became easy for the public to obtain such information from various websites. There are various services that provide these services online. Some websites even give you the option of searching for criminal records, civil cases and even bankruptcy among others.

While searching through these sites, one needs to provide the full legal name of the person along with the city and state of his residence in order to get more accurate and comprehensive information. After searching for the details, one will get the exact copy of the record. The person may need to fill up a form that states whether he wants the record directly or by a particular agency. Also, he may have to give information like the crime for which he needs the record and the offence for which he wants the information on.

However, the criminal records are authentic and certified by the courts only after due verification and validation. It is also mandatory for a person who wishes to see his public records to fill up an application. This is to ensure that the public records are safe and confidential. However, there are certain restrictions that a person needs to follow when using this system. He cannot use it for any unlawful purpose as it may affect his credibility.

In case of a criminal case, the person needs to go to the courthouse and make a formal request. He has to provide the date when the offence occurred and the nature of the case. A copy of the complaint is also sent to him. The court records are then released after a court hearing if the request is valid. However, this does not mean that one can do anything to the said records once they are released.