Certified copies of marriage certificates are available. Each certified
copy is $15.00. Certified copies are available only to those with
entitlement. To receive a copy, you must prove your relationship.
To apply for a marriage license, both parties and
a witness (18 or older and knows both parties) must sign application before
notary. There is a $35 fee, a three day wait and the
marriage can take place anywhere in Iowa. A 3-day waiver can be applied
for at the Clerk of Court's Office. An additional $5.00 is then required at
time of application.
Birth Records are available for years 1880 to 1920
and 1942 to current. The records for the years 1921 to 1941 are kept at the
Iowa Dept of Public Health, in the vital records section.
Births to unwed mothers prior to 7/1/95 are only
available at the Iowa Dept of Public Health.
Certified copies are available at a fee of $15.00 each*.
Certified copies available to only those with
entitlement. That is, person named on record (if 18 or older), mother or father (if
named on record), spouse, brother or sister (must show proof of entitlement),
maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents (if father is named on record).
Please note that all applications must be
notarized and be accompanied by a state issued I.D.*
Death records are available except for years 1921
to 1941. The records for the years 1921 to 1941 are kept at the
Iowa Dept of Public Health.
Copies are available for certified at $15.00 each.