Birth Records

Certified copies of births from 1990 forward are available regardless of county of birth. Certified copies of births from 1880 to 1989 can only be obtained from the county where the birth occurred or at the state level through the Iowa Department of Public Health. When mailing an application, the applicant must sign in front of a Notary Public, include a $20 payment and a clear photocopy of the applicant's current government-issued photo identification.

 Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions about Vital Records