Alert Iowa

Vital Records

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 here and on the next screen that appears click on the Recorder Link titled “Vital Record Application”.