Undertaking an arrest record or an arrest warrant search for Scott County, Iowa, requires some thought and time. However, there are tools available that can expedite the process. All Iowa counties use the Iowa Court Information System (ICIS). The site maintains a docket, which is a type of index of all activity in a case. By going to https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/SelectFrame, individuals have access to many court services. Still, users must realize that improper use of the site could result in an outstanding warrant for their arrest, criminal charges, and their arrest record. Searches for information such as case titles, documents filed, charges filed, fine payments, and the like are free. However, the state also offers a subscription service for $25.00 per month that enables advanced search capabilities (case schedules, bonds, etc.).
There are situations where a Scott County arrest warrant was issued because an individual failed to appear for a court date. The best course of action for individuals with a failure to appear warrant (also referred to as a bench warrant) is to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Warrant Officer at (563) 484-3031 to inquire about the warrant. The warrant officer is also the best resource for information about outstanding arrest warrants for other crimes or infractions in the county.
Many with outstanding arrest warrants are sought for more serious charges. Approximately 8500 crimes take place each year in Scott County. The vast majority of the crimes committed are property theft violations, but, on average, there are over 50 murders and over 500 rapes per year in the county. Scott County maintains a Most Wanted list at https://www.scottcountyiowa.us/sheriff/warrants.php. The list includes data on names, addresses, race, charges, and images. There is also a link for individuals to send information regarding a person on the most wanted list to the sheriff’s office. There is also an email notification service available.
There are instances when a criminal background check is needed, such as:
- Job hiring
- Rental applications
- Hunting licenses
- Child adoption
Criminal background checks are available through the Scott County Sheriff. The Scott County Sheriff’s inspections cover only Scott County, the Buffalo, and Blue Grass Police Departments and cost $5.00.The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is located in the Scott County Courthouse, at 400 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA. Their telephone number is (563) 326-8625. Searchers should note that the record only states that an arrest was made and says nothing about how the case turned out.
Statewide Iowa Criminal History Record checks are available through the DCI (Division of Criminal Investigation) in Des Moines, Iowa (https://iowacriminalhistory.iowa.gov). The public may access data on criminal histories by paying a $15.00 fee per criminal check on the site. If the only information needed is whether an individual is incarcerated in the Scott County Jail, due to an arrest warrant or for other reasons, an inmate listing is available at https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/sheriff/inmates.
How do you get information about Scott County warrants and arrests over the phone? (Updated in 2021)
- Dial 563- 326-8625 for information about recent arrests and active warrants
- Dial 563-326-8600 for information of victim’s assistance available from the County Attorney’s Office
- Dial 563-326-8648 for starting a criminal case search
Crime statistics of Scott County
In 2019, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office handled over 210 criminal complaints. Of these, 170 of the reports were for property offenses, while 40 were for violent crimes. Larceny-theft had the greatest occurrence rate among property crimes, with nearly 100 instances filed. As far as violent crimes were concerned, assaults brought in the highest number of complaints, at 32 cases.