Records Search and Copies

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) may provide copies of an injured worker's file and other records and data contingent on the following criteria.


To view the fee schedule for information requests to DWC, click here.

Required Payment of Fees

DWC will release requested information only after receipt of payment for all fees relating to the request.

Information Request Form

DWC has developed a Information Request Form for use when requesting information from the agency.

The Information Request Form allows DWC to:

  • Understand your request;
  • Respond to your request as quickly as possible;
  • Comply with Iowa law governing confidential information and public records; and
  • Provide information responsive to your request.

To access the DWC Information Request Form, click here.

Authorization to Release Information Form

Some records relating to workers' compensation claims are confidential under Iowa law. An individual may authorize release of confidential information relating to a workers' compensation claim by completing the form. 

DWC cannot release confidential information to you without a completed and signed authorization to release information form.

This form does not authorize any entity other than DWC to release information.

To access the DWC authorization to release information form, click here.

Make a Request

DWC uses the State of Iowa online records request portal. To access the information request portal, click here.


DWC will provide all requested records in PDF format unless the requestor asks for delivery by mail.

Change in billing effective March 2, 2020

DWC is ending the use of charge accounts effective March 2, 2020, because of the agency's transition off of its legacy mainframe system.

Beginning March 2, 2020, DWC will:

  • No longer use individual charge account numbers to bill for records requests.
  • Invoice each requestor separately, per request.
  • Release the requested records upon receipt of payment from the requestor.