Iowa Vital Records


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How to Obtain Iowa Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Iowa birth certificates, Iowa marriage licenses, Iowa divorce decrees and Iowa death records. There are also useful links to past Iowa Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on this site's homepage

Iowa birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

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

Iowa birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Iowa Department of Public Health may be contacted by phone on (515) 281-4944 or online at

Remarks: State office has records since July 1880

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Other Iowa Vital Records Resources
I have included these additional sites because they may contain Iowa vital records (birth records, marriage records, divorce records or death records) that you might find useful if you are conducting genealogy research: - Iowa a directory of  thousands of obituaries with a page of obituary indexes for each Iowa county

World's Largest Newspaper Archive instantly search 12 million newspaper pages of birth, marriage, death and obituary announcements etc. from 1690 - today

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Iowa Birth Records free online birth indexes for Iowa

Search Iowa Marriage Records Online - a comprehensive collection of many online marriage databases for Iowa indexed in county order

USGenweb Archives Project - Iowa USGenWeb is an archive of free databases including vital and other records such as marriages, church records, wills,censuses and cemetery records.

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