Public Records Requests

If you need a copy of a public record, you can submit an Application for Public Records. You can access the printable form online or get one at the Police Station at 25 East 1st Street. 

Public Records Request Form


Spanish Public Records Request Form

The application form includes information about the fees for each type of request.  Simple requests can be processed the day the request is received.  Requests for Video, Audio, and photos may take longer. 

There are two options for submitting your form:
  1. 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.
  2. By mail: Mail the completed application to the Des Moines Police Department:  25 East 1st Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

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