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