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.

  Delaware County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Births, Deaths, and 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 Recorderís office or 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. We cannot accept personal checks for payment. Entitlement has to be proven before a certified copy can be issued. We accept cash or money orders.

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Application for a Certified Copy of Iowa Vital Record

Address of
Recorder's office:
Delaware County Courthouse
301 E Main Street Rm. 204
Manchester, Iowa 52057

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone Number:
(563) 927-4665

FAX Number:
(563) 927-3641
Office holder name:
Daneen Schindler

Employees in
Recorder's Office:
Marsha J. Mescher
Deputy Recorder

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

Recorder Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Department of
Public Health

Genealogy Websites
Iowa GenWeb

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