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How to acquire records and reports from the Sheriff's Office

Accident/Incident Reports

Paper copies of the reports are available upon request in person or by mail for $5.00. Upon request and payment received, copies can be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Accident reports are available within five to seven business days after an incident. 

Payment should be made either in cash or a check payable to the Cedar County Sheriff. 

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Mailing Address
711 E South St
Tipton, Iowa 52772

Iowa Criminal History Record

If you are in need of a statewide Iowa Criminal History Record check, you will need to contact the Dissemination Unit within the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in Des Moines. DCI accepts online applications and payments for criminal history record checks. 

Criminal History Record Check Information | Iowa Department of Safety

Visit their website or call 515-725-6066 for more information.

Military Records Check

Requests made by the armed forces can be faxed directly to us or the local recruiter can bring them to our office. Our fax number is 563-886-2095.