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Des Moines County, IA Public Records

District Court
PO Box 158
Burlington, IA 52601 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 319-753-8262
F: 319-753-8253
Couriers: 513 N Main St 3rd Floor
Burlington, IA 52601
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
City of Des Moines is not located here; see Polk county. Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Des Moines County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Des Moines County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Des Moines County
County Recorder
513 N Main St
Burlington, IA 52601 www.dmcounty.com/index.aspx?nid=119
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 319-753-8221
Fax: 319-753-8721
Recorded Documents

Des Moines County Vital Certificates

Des Moines County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Des Moines County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 416.15 sq mi
Population (2009): 41,058
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 92.9%
  • Black/African American: 4.4%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 90.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,293
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.40
Housing Units (2000): 18,643
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.2%
Migration Flow to Des Moines County, IA from (2007-2008):

Des Moines County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,139,525
  • Construction: $64,893
  • Retail Trade: $84,990
  • Professional and Technical Services: $35,051
  • Healthcare: $155,929
  • Banking: $27,658
  • Retail Trade: $84,990
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $28,371
  • Manufacturing: $370,530
  • Farms: $14,107
  • Government: $126,730
Employed (2000): 20,927
Unemployed (2000): 1,221
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,877
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,344
Local Government Revenue (2007): $136,146 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $71,249 (thou. dol.)

Des Moines County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 558
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.7
Deaths (2007): 400
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 1.8

Des Moines County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 241
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 11
  • Robbery: 46
  • Aggravated Assault: 183
Property Crimes (2008): 1,596
  • Burglary: 280
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,218
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 98

Des Moines County Genealogy Records