Beginning July 1, 1997, certified copies of marriage certificates became available through the Recorder's Office. Each certified copy is $15.00. Those requesting certified copies must prove entitlement (immediate family) before acquiring a copy.
Marriages from 1954 to the current date are available electronically in all counties in Iowa, regardless of where the event occurred.
Appointments are needed to request Vital Records in person at the Marion County Recorder's Office.
You may call our office 641-828-2211 for an appointment or click the link below to schedule online.
When requesting a certified marriage record by mail, all completed applications must be notarized and a photocopy of the applicant's valid driver's license or other government-issued picture ID is required. We also request a check, postal money order (or bank certified check) made payable to the Marion County Recorder. All certified copies are $15 per copy.
Please mail your completed application to:
Marion County Recorder
214 E Main Street
Knoxville, IA 50138
Marion County has limited records from 1921 to 1941. An application may be brought into the Marion County Recorder's office by appointment for ordering. If record is not found locally, we may forward the request for you to the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services for processing.
To order a marriage record via phone through the HHS, please follow the instructions on the back of the Vital Record Application or on their website with the link below.