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.
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
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.
Substance Abuse Assessment
The following link takes you to a confidential substance abuse assessments that you may chose to share or not share as you please. Aggregate, non-personally identifiable data will be recorded.
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
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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
- Student Judicial Court
- University Counseling Services
- Student Health and Wellness
- Women's Resource and Action Center
- Student Disability Services
Additional Iowa City Resources