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Iowa Civil Statute of Limitations Laws

More Information on Statute of Limitations: Civil Cases

Injury to Person2 yrs. §614.1(2)
Libel/Slander2 yrs. §614.1(2)
Fraud5 yrs. §614.1(4)
Injury to Personal Property5 yrs. §614.1(4)
Professional MalpracticeMedical: 2 yrs. from reasonable discovery; max. of 6 from act §614.1(9)
Trespass5 yrs. §614.1(4)
Collection of RentsIf rent is prescribed in written contract then 10 years
ContractsWritten: 10 yrs. §614.1(5); Oral: 5 yrs. §614.1(4)
Collection of Debt on AccountIf rent is prescribed in written contract then 10 years
Judgments20 yrs.: judgment of court of record §614.1; (6); 10 yrs.: judgment of court not of record §614.1(5)

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