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Executive Clemency/Commutation

Special Restoration of Citizenship (Firearm Rights):

What this does

Restores the firearm rights of a person who has been convicted of a non-forcible felony in Iowa. 

When to apply
You may apply five years after you have served your sentence. 


What this does
A pardon restores:

  • the right to vote
  • the right to hold public office
  • firearm rights, and
  • relieves an offender from further legal action related to the criminal offense.

A pardon will not erase or expunge the record of conviction.

When to apply
You may apply ten years after you have served your sentence.

For more information contact:
Executive Clemency Coordinator
(515) 725-5758

Download the Firearm/Pardon Application

Firearms & Pardon FAQs