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City of Dubuque

Landlord Services

Free Tenant Screening
The City of Dubuque wants landlords to be successful.  Screening applications is a proven way to stabilize rental properties, increase occupancies and reduce complaints.  Please help keep our neighborhoods safe, housing well-maintained, and tenants accountable.

FREE NATIONWIDE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS of prospective tenants is offered by the Dubuque Police Department.  Click here for more information on this program.

Tenant Database
The City of Dubuque has established a Tenant Database which contains information compiled from landlords owning rental property in the City of Dubuque, property management companies managing rental property in the City of Dubuque, and Iowa District Court Records.Landlords who would like to participate in submitting information to this database may fill out a Tenant Database Submission Form and forward it to the Dubuque Police Department Records Division at 855 Central Avenue or fax it to (563) 587-3849. Landlords wishing to receive information from the database must sign and submit a waiver of release to the Police Department Records Division where it will remain on file. For questions regarding this information, please contact Mary Derby at (563) 587-3600.

Background Checks

Iowa Court Records
Iowa Sex Offender Registry
Minnesota Criminal Search
Minnesota Sex Offender Registry
National Sex Offender Registry
Nebraska Sex Offender Registry
Nebraska Criminal Record check (fee)
Illinois Sex Offender Registry
Instructions on how to complete a criminal background check in Illinois
Illinois Court Records
Sex Offender Site (all of U.S.)
Missouri Court Record check
Missouri Sex Offender Registry

Government Offices

City of Dubuque
Link to many County Treasurer’s offices
Link to many County Assessor’s offices
Secretary of State (Corporation searches and many other services)
Iowa Department of Public Health (lead paint information)
Iowa Legislature (many services)
2009 Iowa code
Find a Legislator for a specific location

Landlord Information

Landlords of Iowa website
Website for a Jeffrey Taylor (Past State Convention speaker)
Website for Robert Shemin (Past State Convention speaker)
Website for Charles Parish (Past State Convention Speaker)
Landlord information

Property Management Software

Rent Manager
Tenant File
Ideas Property Management Software

Accounting Software

Quicken, Quickbooks
PeachTree Accounting Software
MS Money, Others (this site has several good templates for MS Excel and MS Word)

Legal Resources

Landlord/Tenant Handbook
Iowa Legal Aid Society
Iowa code look up

Maintenance Supply

Landlord Locks — master keyed locks you can change quickly
iCoreLocks — master keyed Commercial & Heavy Duty locks you can change quickly
Part Select — appliance parts
My Appliance Parts — appliance parts
Mail order supplies from Home Depot
Mail order supplies from Maintenance USA

Other Information Look Up

Business and Individual contact information search
Address mapping
Zip code search
Record and information Searches