Iowa State Public Records

Statewide Record Locations: 2

Metro Area Counties:

Polk | Linn | Scott

Public Records in Iowa

Vital
birth records death records
Iowa Department of Public HealthLink_out
Vital Records Bureau
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
PHONE:
(515) 281-4944 - credit card orders, 7:00–4:45
PHONE:
(515) 281-4956 - Supervisor
EMAIL:
webmaster@idph.state.ia.us
CONTACT:
Pat McClure, Supervisor
HOURS:
7:00–5:00
RECORDS:
Birth Records from 1880: Registration was not made mandatory until 1921.
Death Records from 1880: Registration was not made mandatory until 1921.
State Archives
State Archives of IowaLink_out
State Historical Society of Iowa
State of Iowa Historical Building
600 East Locust, Capitol Complex
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
PHONE:
(515) 281-3007
FAX:
(515) 282-0502
CONTACT:
Gordon O. Hendrickson, State Archivist
HOURS:
Library: Tue–Sat 9:00–4:30 (except state holidays and Saturdays preceding or following state holidays)
NOTES:
  • Iowa government records, statewide history sources.