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


  Monroe County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Births, Deaths, & Marriage Vitals Records

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 Recorder’s 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 $20.00 for each certified copy. Entitlement has to be proven before a certified copy can be issued.

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

 
Record Location
Vital Records: 1880 – 1920 Monroe County Recorder’s Office
Vital Records: 1921 – 1941 Iowa Department of Public Health
Vital Records: 1942 – present Monroe County Recorder’s Office
Single-parent births before
July 1, 1995
Iowa Department of Public Health
Single-parent births after
July 1, 1995
Monroe County Recorder’s Office
Legal name changes Iowa Department of Public Health
Adoptions Iowa Department of Public Health


Forms needed:
Adobe PDF icon Application for a Search for an Iowa Vital Record
Form may be used for both state and county requests; you may CLICK HERE to go to www.idph.state.ia.us for more information.



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Address:
Monroe County Courthouse
10 Benton Ave E
Albia IA 52531

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am -  4:00pm

Phone Number:
641-932-5164

FAX Number:
641-932-5905

County Recorder:
Tracy Casady

Employees in Recorder's Office:
Kim Wynn
Deputy Recorder

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


Recorder Links:
Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)

Iowa Land Records

Iowa Department of Revenue

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
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