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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
https://idph.iowa.gov/health-statistics