Iowa Birth & Death Vital Records

Iowa birth death recordsState Bird: American Goldfinch
State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
State Name Language of Origin: Dakota via French
State Name Meaning: Named after the Iowa tribe
Admission to Union: December 28, 1846
Source: Wikipedia

Iowa vital records may be obtained from the state Bureau of Vital Records by telephone, in-person, through by mail, or online. (See http://www.idph.state.ia.us/apl/vital_records_info.asp#online for more information about the bureau.) Iowa birth records and Iowa death records issued since July 1, 1880, are available, for a fee and with proper photo identification, from the Bureau of Vital Records. Local vital records registrars are located in county recorders' offices, where records of births and deaths that have occurred in that county are maintained. Birth and death records are available to the person named on the record or that person's spouse, children, legal parents, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, or legal representative or guardian. Legal guardians, legal representatives, and siblings must provide additional proof of entitlement. Fees are payable by check or money order made out to the Iowa Department of Public Health or online (see http://www.vitalchek.com/). In-person requests may be paid in cash.

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Iowa Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
321 E 12th St, Lucas Bldg
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-4944
Fax: 515-281-0479
Website

Business Hours: 7AM-4:45PM
Note: All vital records are open for inspection at the county level, usually for a $15.00 fee.
Record Access Requirements: Adoption records are not released.
Search Note: Must have copy of a photo ID (mail) or a photo ID (in person) to search. The requester's signature must be notarized. A request form is available from the web.

Records Available: Death Records
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
321 E 12th St, Lucas Bldg
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-4944
Fax: 515-281-0479
Website

Business Hours: 7AM-4:45PM
Note: Must have copy of a photo ID (mail) or a photo ID (in person) to search. The requester's signature must be notarized. A request form is available from the web.

Records Available: State Archives
State Historical Society of Iowa
Library/Archives
600 E. Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
Phone: 515-281-5111
Fax: 515-282-0502
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-4:30PM T-SAT & M (June-Aug) SUN 12;00-4;30PM
Note: There is a second facility that maintains records: State Historical Library, 402 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA, 52240.

Iowa County Birth & Death Vital Records


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