Clayton County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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In Clayton County, an arrest warrant search can be quickly initiated by merely looking at the most wanted list offered on the sheriff’s department’s website. This is a generic list issued at regular intervals, and it contains information on the more dangerous and habitual criminals who have managed to evade arrests.

It has details on the crime that these suspects are being accused of, the active warrant issued in their name, personal identifiers like the name, date of birth, etc., and a picture. Although the information can come in handy, you won’t always find your subject’s name in the most wanted list. Mainly, if you seek information on a person who was at the most accused of a petty misdemeanor, this will not be included on the page.

The most wanted list is available at

You can also look for outstanding warrants and arrest records from Clayton County by visiting a state agency in charge of keeping crime history data. Locally, this would mean the sheriff’s office, the county clerk’s department, and the magistrate’s court. Of these three, the clerk of court can offer information on civil as well as criminal matters. These agencies work out of:

  • The sheriff: 22680 230th Street, St Olaf, Iowa 52072
  • The magistrate: 111 S High St, Elkader, IA 52043
  • The clerk of court: PO Box 278, Elkader, Iowa 52043

How do you contact state agencies for an arrest report or details about warrants from Clayton County over the phone? (Updated-2021) 

  • To find information about recent arrests, contact the Clayton County Jail at (563) 245-1540.
  • To access details on active warrants, get in touch with the Records Unit of the Sheriff’s Office at (563) 245-1412.
  • To check on the progress of a criminal investigation, call the Criminal Investigations Unit at (563) 245-2422.
  • To obtain information about victim’s services, call the Clayton County Prosecutor’s Office at (563) 245-3888.
  • To learn more about obtaining criminal court records, reach out to the Clerk of Court at (563) 245-2204.

Crime statistics of Clayton County

Around 41 cases of property crimes and 11 cases of violent crimes were investigated by Clayton County Police in 2019. The annual crime average was 52 incidences, as compared to the 55 complaints recorded in 2018.

Nearly 7 cases of rape, 0 case of robbery, and 4 cases of serious assault were among the 11 violent crime cases. There were 11 burglaries, 27 larceny-theft reports, and 3 motor vehicle theft complaints among the 41 property crime incidents.

Older crime statistics

Clayton County, Iowa, also figures in the list of the state’s areas with the lowest crime rates with an annual incident average of fewer than 100 cases. Of the complaints taken to the police, about 12% are filed in matters about violent crime. Since 2003, reported criminal activity has plunged by almost 50%, but the rate of violent crime has increased by over 15%.

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