The Health Department of Iowa requires applicants, once they have completed the application form, to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID and notarizing the “application form”.This process is very common and used by many states. Please refer to our Notarized Process Page to know more about this process. We have analyzed and processed this document to be a part of your application packet. You will simply need to bring your ID to a public notary in order to have this document created.
Acceptable document of identification are:
Provide one (1) of the following identification documents:
Please see the following list of person authorized to order a vital record:
Please note: If you can provide documentation of legal interest, or if you are holding a Power of Attorney from the person on record, you are eligible to request the vital record for that person.
It will take about 4 to 6 business weeks to get your birth certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.
It will take about 4 to 6 business weeks to get your death certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.
The State of Iowa accepts the following payment:
Please address this payment to: Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowa State Fee: Birth $20, Death $20
This fee will change if you order more than one copy or request rush processing.
If you were born before 1880 you will need to contact the Archive department in order to access to your original records.