Naturalization ceremonies are open to the public and are held at the court approximately once per month in Des Moines, and approximately four times per year in Davenport. For those not petitioning for a name change, administrative ceremonies, which are shorter and less ceremonial, are conducted more frequently by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you are petitioning for a name change, you must be naturalized at a courthouse ceremony. See the schedule of courthouse naturalization ceremonies below.

For information about becoming a naturalized citizen call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1.800.375.5283 or see their website at, or email at

USCIS is located at 210 Walnut Street, Room 369, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309.

A very limited amount of naturalization records are still held at our Des Moines Courthouse. If you need to obtain a copy of a name change order, please call us at 515.284.6299.

Des Moines
All begin 11:00 a.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

January 30, 2015

February 27, 2015

March 13, 2015

April 10, 2015

May 8, 2015

June 5, 2015

July 3, 2015 (Iowa Cubs Game) Time TBA

August 14, 2015

September 17, 2015 (Simon Estes Amphitheater)

October 23, 2015

November 6, 2015

December 4, 2015

All begin at 1:30 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

January 9, 2015

March 20, 2015 (cancelled)

May 29, 2015

July 31, 2015

September 18, 2015

November 20, 2015