Public Records Requests

If you need a copy of a public record, you can submit an Application for Public Records.  

Public Records Request Form


Spanish Public Records Request Form

Fees vary in accordance with state law and are calculated per event requested.  Simple requests can be processed within three to five business days.  Requests for Video, Audio, and photos may take longer. 

There are three options for submitting your form:
  1. Online:  Click the "Public Records Request Form" button above.
  2. By mail:  Mail the completed application in Spanish to the Des Moines Police Department:  25 East 1st Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.
  3. In-person:  Bring the completed application to the Records section in the lobby of the Police Station located at 25 East 1st Street. The lobby is open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, every day.

If you have questions, please call the Records Section at (515) 283-4899.