Iowa Office of Ombudsman

File a Complaint

We oversee a broad array of governmental entities, including most state and local government.  We do not oversee courts, private businesses, or federal agencies. For a full list of agencies we can take complaints about, see What the Ombudsman can do for you. All complaints to the Ombudsman are confidential. We require your contact information in order to respond to you, and for statistical tracking purposes.


Before submitting your complaint, we encourage you to try to resolve your complaint with the organization first. Often dealing with those directly involved can resolve complaints more efficiently and effectively.


Use the complaint form below to file a complaint with the Ombudsman’s Office. 

Note: The Ombudsman typically keeps the identities of complainants confidential when it is possible to investigate a complaint without naming the complainant.

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Preliminary Questions
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Complaint Details
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