Iowa Vital Records

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Iowa Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Iowa with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our online assistant application services will let you avoid penalties from an incomplete form and you will benefit from unlimited support through your application process.

The Iowa Department of Public Health sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. You may also need to replace lost marriage certificates, birth certificates, and death certificates.

Skip a trip to the Iowa Department of Vital Records and order an authorized copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

Iowa Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

Iowa Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Iowa Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in Iowa

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the Iowa government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Requesting Vital Records in Iowa

    Before you start the process to order a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, you should know some important information about the requirements, processing times, and other useful information required by the state of Iowa.

  2. How long will it take to receive my vital records in Iowa?

    Processing times differ between offices, but you should expect to receive your vital records in Iowa 4 to 6 business weeks.

  3. What documents are required to order vital records in Iowa?

    In order to complete the online application, the Iowa Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people can use the drivers license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    • Iowa Birth Certificate Requirements
    • Iowa Marriage Certificate Requirements
    • Iowa Death Certificate Requirements

  4. How much does a vital record cost in Iowa?

    Whenever you are ordering birth records, marriage certificate or licenses, divorce certificates or death records, Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assistant service and the state of Iowa will charge a $15.00 fee for each certified copy of birth certificate, any additional copy to your order will cost $15.00, $20.00 fee for each marriage certificate certified copy, any additional copy to your order will cost $20.00. A $15.00 fee for each death certificate, any additional copy to your order will cost $15.00.

  5. Who can request vital records in Iowa?

    At the moment there are limitations to who can request vital records in the state of Iowa Bureau of Vital Statistics. It depends on if the request is for a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, the requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

  6. How to order birth certificates and other vital records in Iowa?

    There are two ways to order vital records in Iowa. The first and the easiest is through our service – Vital Records Online. You can complete your application process online and will receive your vital records by mail. Saving you time and a trip to the government agency.

    The second option is going, in person, to the public office where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming because of the long lines and paperwork.

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Iowa Vital Records Office
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Vital Records Online Processing Center
1201 West Peachtree St, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Currently, this location is not open to the public.

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