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Why would I want to use Text to 911?
How do I send a text to 911?
We can not accept photos or videos via text message. If you send a message in an area where Text-to-911 isn't available, you'll receive a bounce-back message stating that the service isn't available and that you should call 911 instead.
NEVER text 911 just to see if it's working. It is illegal in Iowa to call OR text 911 if there is not an emergency. Doing so ties up our resources and it could hinder our ability to provide emergency services to someone who actually needs them.
Text to 911 is not available in all areas. If you try texting 911 in an area where this service is not available, you will receive a message back stating to call 911 instead.
For more information, visit the State of Iowa 911 website.