Welcome to the 28E website


Interlocal agreements in Iowa are governed by chapter 28E of the Iowa statutes. This website is provided as part of a project to build a web-accessible eGovernment information management system that will strengthen existing and future collaboration between local government.

Citizens, local elected officials and local public managers can use the 28E webpage at the Office of the Secretary of State to search for 28E agreements by type of service and type of participating government (e.g., county, municipality, school district). In addition, partners of 28E agreements will now be able to file 28E agreements online, reducing paperwork and enhancing the 28E database.

On this website, managed currently by Northern Illinois University, you can view and download 

  • Management reports on various 28E agreements based on in-depth field interviews with 28E managers.
  • GIS maps of 28E agreements for various types of public services (e.g., policing, emergency management) filed between 1993 and 2003.
  • Analysis of the 28E database for agreements filed between 1993 and 2003.
  • Analysis of data from a survey of 28E agreement managers with agreements filed between 1993 and 2003.

    This project was made possible with funding from the IowAccess Board , Iowa Department of Administrative Services, Dr. Kurt Thurmaier and Dr. Yu-Che Chen, Principal Investigators, Iowa State University (currently, both at Northern Illinois University). The information in this report does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Department of Administrative Services. Other cooperating partners include the Office of the Secretary of State, the Iowa League of Cities, the Iowa State Association of Counties, the Iowa City/County Managers Association, and the School Administrators of Iowa.