Iowa.R.Evid. 5.1005

As amended through September 19, 2022
Rule 5.1005 - Copies of public records to prove content
a. Using a copy to prove content. The proponent may use a copy to prove the content of an official record-or of a document that was recorded or filed in a public office as authorized by law-if these conditions are met:
(1) The record or document is otherwise admissible.
(2) The copy is certified as correct in accordance with rule 5.902(4) or a witness who has compared it with the original testifies the copy is correct.
b.Using other evidence to prove content. If no such copy can be obtained by reasonable diligence, then the proponent may use other evidence to prove the content.

Iowa.R.Evid. 5.1005

Report 1983; November 9, 2001, effective February 15, 2002; amended September 28, 2016, effective 1/1/2017.