Vital Records 

Marriage Records

Certified copies of marriage certificates are available.  Each certified copy is $15.00.  Certified copies are available only to those with entitlement.  To receive a copy, you must prove your relationship.

To apply for a marriage license, bride, groom and witness (18 or older and knows both parties) must sign application before notary.  There is a $35 fee, a three working day wait and the marriage can take place anywhere in Iowa.

Birth Records

Birth Records are available for years 1880 to 1920 and 1942 to current. The records for the years 1921 to 1941 are kept at the Iowa Dept of Public Health, in the vital records section.

Births to unwed mothers prior to 7/1/95 are only available at the Iowa Dept of Public Health.

Copies are available for certified at $15.00 each*.

* Certified copies available to only those with entitlement. (i.e. person named on record (if 18 or older), mother or father (if named on record), spouse, brother or sister (if 18 or older), maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents (if father is named on record).

Death Records 

Death records are available except for years 1921 to 1941. The records for the years 1921 to 1941 are kept at the Iowa Dept of Public Health.

Copies are available for certified at $15.00 each.

If you need an out-of-state vital record, click here to access the National Center for Health Statistics' site on Where to Write for Vital Records

 

 

 

Iowa Department of Public Health

 

Monday-Friday 

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(515) 281-4944

 

 

DOWNLOADS:

    Application for Birth Records

    Application for Death Records

    Application for a Marriage Record Search

For more information about Kossuth County or to comment on our web page contact us at info@co.kossuth.ia.us