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Iowa

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $15.00

Address:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Remarks: State office has records since July 1880.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Iowa Department of Public Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (515) 281-4944. This will be a recorded message.  Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the  Iowa Department of Public Health website.

Applicants for all records must provide a photo identification when applying in person. Written applications must include a clear photo copy of a current government issued ID and applicant's notarized signature.

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $15.00

Address:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Remarks: State office has records since July 1880.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Iowa Department of Public Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (515) 281-4944. This will be a recorded message.  Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the  Iowa Department of Public Health website.

Applicants for all records must provide a photo identification when applying in person. Written applications must include a clear photo copy of a current government issued ID and applicant's notarized signature.

Marriage

 

Event: Marriage

Cost of copy: $15.00

Address:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Remarks: State office has records since July 1880.

Divorce

 

Event: Divorce (State)

Cost of copy: See remarks

Address:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Remarks: Brief statistical record only since 1960. Inquiries will be forwarded to appropriate office. Certified copies are not available from State Health Department.


Event: Divorce (County)

Cost of copy: $6.00

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Clerk of District Court in county where divorce was granted.

 

 
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