Vital Records in Iowa

Vital records in the state of Iowa are administered by the Iowa Department of Public Health, where they where they issue certified copies of birth, death & marriage certificates. Certified copies of divorce certificates must be requested from the county where the divorce took place. County offices have the oldest records, although they are incomplete.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Iowa Department of Public Health can provide:

Record Type Available From
Iowa Birth Records July 1880 – 2017
Iowa Death Records July 1880 – 2017
Iowa Divorce Records 1906 – 2017
Iowa Marriage Records July 1880 – 2017

Find County Offices in Iowa

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County Year Founded
Adair County, IA January 15, 1851
Adams County, IA January 15, 1851
Allamakee County, IA February 20, 1847
Appanoose County, IA February 17, 1843
Audubon County, IA January 15, 1851
Benton County, IA December 21, 1837
Black Hawk County, IA February 17, 1843
Boone County, IA January 13, 1846
Bremer County, IA January 15, 1851
Buchanan County, IA December 21, 1837
Buena Vista County, IA January 15, 1851
Butler County, IA January 15, 1851
Calhoun County, IA January 15, 1851
Carroll County, IA January 15, 1851
Cass County, IA January 15, 1851
Cedar County, IA December 21, 1837
Cerro Gordo County, IA January 15, 1851
Cherokee County, IA January 15, 1851
Chickasaw County, IA January 15, 1851
Clarke County, IA January 13, 1846
Clay County, IA January 15, 1851
Clayton County, IA December 21, 1837
Clinton County, IA December 21, 1837
Crawford County, IA January 15, 1851
Dallas County, IA January 13, 1846
Davis County, IA February 17, 1843
Decatur County, IA January 13, 1846
Delaware County, IA December 21, 1837
Des Moines County, IA September 6, 1834
Dickinson County, IA January 15, 1851
Dubuque County, IA September 6, 1834
Emmet County, IA January 15, 1851
Fayette County, IA December 21, 1837
Floyd County, IA January 15, 1851
Franklin County, IA January 15, 1851
Fremont County, IA February 24, 1847
Greene County, IA January 15, 1851
Grundy County, IA January 15, 1851
Guthrie County, IA July 8, 1851
Hamilton County, IA December 22, 1856
Hancock County, IA January 15, 1851
Hardin County, IA January 15, 1851
Harrison County, IA January 15, 1851
Henry County, IA December 7, 1836
Howard County, IA January 15, 1851
Humboldt County, IA February 26, 1857
Ida County, IA January 15, 1851
Iowa County, IA February 17, 1843
Jackson County, IA December 21, 1837
Jasper County, IA January 13, 1846
Jefferson County, IA January 21, 1839
Johnson County, IA December 21, 1837
Jones County, IA December 21, 1837
Keokuk County, IA December 21, 1837
Kossuth County, IA January 15, 1851
Lee County, IA December 7, 1836
Linn County, IA December 21, 1837
Louisa County, IA December 7, 1836
Lucas County, IA January 13, 1846
Lyon County, IA January 15, 1851
Madison County, IA January 13, 1846
Mahaska County, IA February 17, 1843
Marion County, IA June 10, 1845
Marshall County, IA January 13, 1846
Mills County, IA January 15, 1851
Mitchell County, IA January 15, 1851
Monona County, IA January 15, 1851
Monroe County, IA February 17, 1843
Montgomery County, IA January 15, 1851
Muscatine County, IA December 7, 1836
O'Brien County, IA January 15, 1851
Osceola County, IA January 15, 1851
Page County, IA February 24, 1847
Palo Alto County, IA January 15, 1851
Plymouth County, IA January 15, 1851
Pocahontas County, IA January 15, 1851
Polk County, IA January 13, 1846
Pottawattamie County, IA February 24, 1847
Poweshiek County, IA February 17, 1843
Ringgold County, IA February 24, 1847
Sac County, IA January 15, 1851
Scott County, IA December 21, 1837
Shelby County, IA January 15, 1851
Sioux County, IA January 15, 1851
Story County, IA January 13, 1846
Tama County, IA February 17, 1843
Taylor County, IA February 24, 1847
Union County, IA January 15, 1851
Van Buren County, IA December 7, 1836
Wapello County, IA February 17, 1843
Warren County, IA January 13, 1846
Washington County, IA January 25, 1839
Wayne County, IA January 13, 1846
Webster County, IA January 12, 1853
Winnebago County, IA January 15, 1851
Winneshiek County, IA February 20, 1847
Woodbury County, IA January 12, 1853
Worth County, IA January 15, 1851
Wright County, IA January 15, 1851