16 Rules for electronic filing require filers to protect personal
information in the documents they file in public cases. The rules define what
information must be protected, as well as what information a filer is allowed
to protect without a court order.
document must include protected information as defined in rule 16.602, fill out
and file the Protected
Information Disclosure Form along with your redacted document.
For an explanation of protected formation, see What
Is Protected Information?
You are not required
to protect personal information in documents that are confidential by Iowa Code
or rule or in documents that are filed in confidential cases. For a list of
confidential documents and case types, see Restricted
Documents and Case Types.
If you have
been excused from the rules of electronic registration and electronic filing,
you will use and file paper forms with the clerk of court, including the paper
Confidential Information Form and the Civil Cover Sheet.
For a copy of the
Civil Cover Sheet, see the paper forms here.
Confidential Information Forms
602.6111 requires parties, other than the state or a political subdivision
of the state, to provide the clerk of court with certain identification
information in the manner required by rules or directives prescribed by the
supreme court. The court issued the following supervisory
order and forms pursuant to this law.
completed forms, including social security numbers provided therein, shall be
kept confidential by the clerk of court and shall not be disclosed except as
authorized by state or federal law.