Requesting State Certified Copy

Requesting State Certified Copy

The instructions on this page are for vital records available from the State of Iowa.

Check if your vital record is registered with the Scott County Recorder.

Requesting State Certified Copy of an Iowa Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificate

Statewide record searches are available from the state registrar, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics.

Certified copies of birth, death, or marriage certificates may be obtained from the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics by telephone, in-person, or by postal service. Find complete details for requesting certified copies from the state in the PDF application.

The same form is used for both state and local requests for a certified copy of an Iowa vital record (Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificate).

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics

Lucas State Office Building
1st Floor, 321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075

News & Notices

PASSPORT DAY – MARCH 21, 2018 Scott County Recorder, Rita Vargas, is extending their work day hours on Wednesday March 21, 2018, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm to provide passport acceptance services to citizens needing a first-time U.S. passport. Important! On April 2, 2018, the U.S. State Department...
Posted: March 9, 2018
SCOTT COUNTY RECORDER MEDIA RELEASE February 12, 2018 Rita Vargas, Scott County Recorder, received notice in the New Orleans Passport Center Newsletter informing the public of changes to the issuance of U.S. Passports. Beginning this month, passport applicants who have been certified as having a...
Posted: February 12, 2018