Vital Records

For the Iowa Department of Public Health

  • Issues Marriage Licenses.    Instructions for applying for a marriage license can found at: Marriage Application Instructions.  The application for a marriage license can be obtained by calling the Recorder’s office at 641-683-0046.
  • Registers Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
  • Issues Certified Copies of Birth, Death & Marriage records.  Application forms can be obtained by calling 641-683-0047 or by visiting the Iowa Department of Public Health website at http://idph.iowa.gov/health-statistics/request-record to download the application.

 

 

When obtaining certified copies,  birth records from 1990 forward and death and marriage records from 1954 forward are available at the any county regardless of where the event occurred.  WALLET EXCHANGES:  If you have a state-issued wallet-sized birth certificate for any birth occurring from 1993 to 2009, you may exchange that certificate with our office at no fee.  The original certificate would need to be surrendered at the time of exchange.

IF APPLYING FOR A COPY OF A VITAL RECORD THROUGH OUR OFFICE, PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE WAPELLO COUNTY RECORDER