You may request certified copies on birth, death, fetal death, and marriage records from the IDPH Bureau of Health Statistics in person at the Lucas State Office Building, by phone at 866-809-0290, or by mail. The current processing time of requests is four to six weeks, depending on the method utilized.
IDPH registers approximately 100,000 events and issues about 85,000 certified copies annually.
In Iowa, official registration of births, deaths, and marriages began July 1, 1880. All original records that have been registered are on file with the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
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