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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services 321 E. 12th St 1st Floor Des Moines, IA, 50319
Phone 866-809-0290
Fax 866-559-9634

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About Vital Records from Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

The Iowa Department of Health (Iowa Vital Records) issues certified copies of Iowa birth certificates, Iowa death certificates and Iowa marriage records, for events which occurred within Iowa. You may order copies of Iowa vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.


Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Available Iowa (IA) Vital Record Types


A certified copy of a death record that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Iowa from July 1, 1880 to present.


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