Marion County, Iowa

Iowa Vital Records are official registrations of births, deaths and marriages.  Certified copies can be obtained from a County Recorder's Office or the Iowa Department of Public Health.


  Marion County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Births, Deaths, and Marriage Vitals Records

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Requesting a Certified Copy of an Iowa Vital Record

Iowa Vital Records are official registrations of births, deaths and marriages. Certified copies of Vital Records can be obtained from a County Recorderís office or the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Statewide record searches are available from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

County Recorders file and maintain births and deaths that have occurred in that county and file and maintain marriages of the licenses that were applied for in that county. The fee at the county level is $15.00 for each certified copy. Entitlement has to be proven before a certified copy can be issued. Cash or check only accepted for Vital Records.

Use the chart below to determine whether to apply at the county or state level for a certified copy.

Record Location
Single-parent births before July 1, 1995 Iowa Department of Public Health
Single-parent births after July 1, 1995 in Iowa Any County Recorder or IDPH
Legal name changes Iowa Department of Public Health
Adoptions Iowa Department of Public Health
Births in Marion County before 1988 Marion County or IDPH
Births in Iowa 1988-Present Any County Recorder or IDPH
Deaths in Marion County Before 1954 Marion County or IDPH
Deaths in Iowa 1954- Present Any County Recorder or IDPH
Marriages in Marion County Before 1954 Marion County or IDPH
Marriages in Iowa 1954- Present Any County Recorder or IDPH

Forms needed (click on links below):

Application for an Iowa Vital Record ( Birth, Death, or Marriage )
 
(This form may be used for both state and county requests) you may click here to go to http://idph.iowa.gov/ for more information.

Births, Death and marriage Vital Records

Address of
Recorder's office:

Temporary Location

614 E. Washington St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Mailing Address

214 E Main St, Ste 8
Courthouse
Knoxville Iowa 50138


Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Open through lunch hour


Phone Number:
(641) 828-2211

FAX Number:
(641) 828-3538


Office holder name:
 
Karen Schwanebeck [email protected]


Employees in
Recorder's Office:

Deputy Recorder

Naomi Agan [email protected]

Recording Clerks

Ranae Thompson [email protected]

Jamie McClellan
[email protected]

Michael Hoy
[email protected]



Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorders office



Recorder's Links:

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Other Related Links:

Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
 
U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health
   
 
             

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