Vital records refer to official registration of births, deaths, and marriages.
Local registrars, located in county recorders offices, such as Scott County, maintain records of birth, death, and marriages that have occurred in that county.
Statewide record searches are available from the state registrar, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics.
Use the chart below to determine the office to contact for your record.
|Vital Records: 1946 - Current||Scott County Recorder's Office|
|Vital Records: 1880 - 1945||State Registrar|
|Single-parent births before July 1, 1990||State Registrar|
|Single-parent births after July 1, 1990||Scott County Recorder's Office|
|Legal name changes||State Registrar|
|Any record ordered seal by a court of law||State Registrar|
County registrars, however, do not have code authority to have on record: