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.

  Jackson 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.

Statewide record searches are available from 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. Entitlement has to be proven before a certified copy can be issued.

Use the chart below to determine whether to apply at the county or state level for a certified copy.

Record Location
Vital Records: 1880 Ė 1920 Jackson County Recorderís Office
Vital Records: 1921 Ė 1941 Iowa Department of Public Health
Vital Records: 1942 Ė present Jackson County Recorderís Office
Single-parent births before July 1, 1995 Iowa Department of Public Health
Single-parent births after July 1, 1995 Jackson County Recorderís Office
Legal name changes Iowa Department of Public Health
Adoptions Iowa Department of Public Health

Forms needed:
County Application Instructions
Application for Birth Record
Application for Death Record
Application for Marriage Record

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Address of
Recorder's office:
Jackson County Courthouse
Room 206
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Hours Office is open:
8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 652-2504

FAX Number:
(563) 652-6460

Office holder name:
Arlene Schauf

Employees in
Recorder's Office:

First Deputy
Jennifer Jones

Second Deputy
Amy Wilms

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

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