You may use these forms to request an expungement of the records of convictions for Public Intoxication, PAULA (Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age), and cases in which all charges were dismissed or you were found not guilty. If the conviction was in a county other than Johnson County, Iowa, you should replace the address for the Johnson Country Clerk of Court with the address of the clerk for the county in which the conviction was entered. Please note, if you were represented by an attorney in your case, and the case was filed electronically, you will be required to register and file your request electronically here.
You may only expunge a conviction for public intoxication or PAULA if you have not had another criminal (not traffic) conviction within 2 years after the date of the order of conviction. If you have a case where you were found not guilty or all charges were dismissed, you normally must wait 6 months before expungement, but in special circumstances this requirement may be waived. Please contact SLS for additional information.
If you have any questions about how to complete these forms, please contact Student Legal Services at (319) 335-3276 or another Attorney. These resources are not a substitute for legal advice.
- Expungement Request for Public Intoxication
- Expungement Request for PAULA
- Expungement Request for dismissed charges
- New 2019 Expungement law info (no form)
Attorney Referral List
The attorney referral list contains the contact information for law offices that have expressed interest in obtaining referrals from Student Legal Services. Student Legal Services does not recommend the employment of any particular attorney. Please refer to "Choosing and Working with a Lawyer" below before retaining the services of an attorney.
Renting and Landlords
Please visit our Rental Guide for more complete information, but here are a few particularly useful resources. Do not use the Sample Roommate Agreement without first getting professional legal advice.
- Sample Roommate Agreement
- Move-In Checklist
- Off Campus Housing Website
- Iowa City Rental Permit Look-up
- Housing Discrimination Information
- Information in Chinese
Check out this video for more tips for renters!
Housing Inspector Request
Want to know exactly what the law says in Iowa? Find the up-to-date Iowa Code here.
Paying fines on-line
Want to know how to pay a fine on-line? Click here to find out.
Just enter your name under "Name Search," and find the right case. You can also narrow your search by county and case type.
Information About Deferred Judgments
Charged with a crime and curious about a deferred judgment? Click here.
Information About The Marijuana Diversion Program
Charged with possession of marijuana and curious about diversion? Click here.
Additional Campus Resources
- Law School Legal Clinic
- Office of the Ombudsperson
- University Counseling Services
- Student Health
- Student Wellness
- Women's Resource and Action Center
- Student Disability Services
- Off Campus Housing Services
- Financial Literacy Services
- Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator
- Student Care and Assistance
- Tippie VITA Free Tax Help
Additional Iowa City Resources
State of Iowa Resources
21 & Under Exempt Ordinance
Johnson County Marijuana Diversion Program
Johnson County Marijuana Diversion ProgramThis is not intended as legal advice for any specific situation, but rather as a general overview of the Johnson County Marijuana Diversion Program.Learn More
Warning: Before you pay a fine online, be aware that by paying a fine in a case where you haven't entered a plea, you are pleading guilty!Learn More
Sample Roommate Agreement
Sample Roommate Agreement Speak with your roommates and fill out the form together, based on rent/utility prices and other agreements that are made.Learn More
2019 Expungement Law Information
New Expungement Law A new expungement law took effect in Iowa on July 1, 2019.Learn More
Attorney Referral List
The attorney referral list contains the contact information for law offices that have expressed interest in obtaining referrals from Student Legal Services.Learn More
Information Regarding Deferred Judgments for University of Iowa Students: This general information is not intended as legal advice.Learn More