Shelby County Public Index (Iowa)

Search for Shelby County, IA public indexes. A public index search provides information on vital documents, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, court cases, legal disputes, criminal trials, traffic court violations, family court cases, misdemeanor charges, felony charges, criminal sentences, plea bargains, settlements, court records, case information, property records, property tax reports, property appraisals, government publications, and public documents.


Shelby County Courts act as judicial bodies to resolve legal disputes, including civil and criminal cases in Shelby County, Iowa. They may also provide a searchable public index of Shelby County court records, including case information, trial outcomes, and any sentences, plea bargains, or settlements. Shelby County public indexes allow searches by name or business name, by case number, or by court or case type, which can provide information on misdemeanors and felonies, traffic court violations, family court cases, divorce records, and appeal records. Many Courts provide online access to the Shelby County public index.

Harlan District Court Harlan IA 612 Court Street 51537 712-755-5543


Shelby County Town and City Halls provide municipal services to their area, which includes keeping a number of documents that are accessible to the public in Shelby County, Iowa. Shelby County public records, including vital documents, property records, and permit records, may be available through a public index database. Shelby County public indexes can provide searchable databases for birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates, as well as property-related records like property tax assessments, property appraisals, and property owner information. These records can help conduct a Shelby County background check or locate information about a person or business.

Defiance City Hall Defiance IA 206 Main Avenue 51527 712-748-3431

Elk Horn Town Hall Elk Horn IA 4212 Main Street 51531 712-764-5512

Harlan City Hall Harlan IA 711 Durant Street 51537 712-755-5137

Irwin Town Hall Irwin IA 504 Ann Street 51446 712-782-3333

Shelby City Hall Shelby IA 419 East Street 51570 712-544-2404


Shelby County Clerk Offices maintain public records for a county or local government, including vital records, property records, and permit records in Shelby County, Iowa. Clerks may provide a public index to search their Shelby County records, which can provide information on birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates. Shelby County public indexes may also contain property tax assessments, real estate appraisal reports, property owner information, and other records related to property. Shelby County Clerks may provide online access to their public index, which can be used for many forms of research.

Earling City Clerk Office Earling IA 117 Main Street 51530 712-747-2181

Elk Horn City Clerk Elk Horn IA 2027 Washington Street 51531 712-764-5514

Shelby County Clerk of Court Harlan IA 612 Court Street 51537 712-755-5543


Shelby County Libraries collect and store documents and multimedia records which they make available to the public in Shelby County, Iowa. A Library, especially a state library or municipal library, may also store public records. Libraries often make these records available through a public index, or a searchable database to locate Shelby County government agency reports, government publications, vital records, and other public documents. These records can be used to find information on any individual or business, look up government documents, or conduct a background check, and Shelby County public indexes may be available on the Library website.

Harlan Community Library Harlan IA 718 Court Street 51537 712-755-5934