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Shelby County, IA Public Records

District Court
PO Box 431
Harlan, IA 51537 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 712-755-5543
F: 712-755-2667
Couriers: 612 Court St
Harlan, IA 51537
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
Court will not perform name searches. Judicial Magistrates, part of District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, county and municipal infractions, and small claims. This court is on EDMS - eFiling - since 12-12-2013.

Shelby County, IA Vital Records

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

Shelby County Recorder
County Recorder
612 Court St, Rm 201
Harlan, IA 51537 www.shco.org/Departments/Recorder...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 712-755-5640
Fax: 712-755-7556
Recorded Documents

Shelby County Vital Certificates

Shelby County Vital Certificates

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Shelby County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 590.83 sq mi
Population (2009): 11,957
  • Females: 50.5%
  • White: 98.6%
  • Black/African American: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,117
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 9.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 86.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 5,459
Homeownership Rate (2000): 77.0%
Migration Flow to Shelby County, IA from (2007-2008):

Shelby County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $257,882
  • Construction: $10,913
  • Retail Trade: $15,494
  • Professional and Technical Services: $6,156
  • Healthcare: $17,317
  • Banking: $12,470
  • Retail Trade: $15,494
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $3,440
  • Manufacturing: $22,453
  • Farms: $49,051
  • Government: $44,956
Employed (2000): 6,594
Unemployed (2000): 177
Unemployment Rate (2009): 3.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,131
Local Government Employment (2007): 963
Local Government Revenue (2007): $54,741 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $28,809 (thou. dol.)

Shelby County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 131
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.7
Deaths (2007): 136
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Shelby County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 0
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
Property Crimes (2008): 6
  • Burglary: 2
  • Larceny-Theft: 4
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

Shelby County Genealogy Records