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Welcome to the Grundy County Recorder's Office

Travis Case, County Recorder
706 G Avenue
Grundy Center IA 50638
[email protected]

Important Notice:

Effective March 13, 2006 written requests for certified copies of birth, death and marriage records will not be accepted if they do not include:

  1. The applicant’s current government-issued photo identification; except if by mail a clear photocopy of the I.D.; and
  2. The applicant’s signature signed in front of a notary public or in the presence of an Iowa Registrar of Vital Records.

To get a copy of the application click on the “Forms” link to the left and on the next screen that appears click on the form titled “Vital Records Certified Copy Application Form”.

Vital Records

In Iowa, official registrations of births, deaths and marriages began in 1880. Copies of birth, death and marriage records from 1880 to 1920 and 1942 to the present are available for viewing during regular business hours. County recorders do not have code authority to have on record single-parent births prior to July 1, 1995, adoptions, and records ordered sealed by a court of law, or vital records between the years 1921 to 1941. These records may be obtained by contacting:

Iowa Department of Public Health
(515) 281-4944

If you would like a certified copy of our county record, you must make a written APPLICATION and provide a copy of a Photo ID (with appropriate fee) to:

Grundy County Recorder
706 G Avenue
Grundy Center, IA 50638

Certified copies are available at $15.00 each to those persons with entitlement. Entitlement would include the person named on record (if 18 or older), mother or father (if named on record), spouse, brother or sister (if 18 or older), maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents (if father is named on record) and provide a copy of a photo ID.