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In Iowa, marriage records can be ordered from the Bureau of Health Statistics’ Vital Records Office. They can also be obtained from a commercial website specializing in providing this type of information to consumers for a fee.

ID Required to Order Marriage Records
When you request an Iowa marriage record, you will be required to produce a copy some form of government-issued identification with your request.

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Fee to Order Iowa Marriage Records
The fee for each copy of an Iowa marriage record is $15.00. This amount is a search fee and is non-refundable.

Order an Iowa Marriage Record in Person
Walk-in service is available by visiting the Vital Records Office, located at:

Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Statistics Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075

Business hours are from 7:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday. Copies of the marriage record may be picked up after two days, or you can ask to have them forwarded to you by mail.

Order an Iowa Marriage Record by Mail
Send your request for the marriage record to:

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075

Include a check or money order payable to “Iowa Department of Public Health” with your order, as well as a photocopy of your ID.

Order an Iowa Marriage Record Online
Iowa marriage records can be ordered online. The transaction is handled through a third party payment processing company, as opposed to the state Vital Records Office. The payment processing company accepts major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa). You will be charged a processing fee in addition to the standard fee for a marriage record if you choose this option.

Order an Iowa Marriage Record by Phone
Phone orders can be placed by calling the Health Statistics Office at (515) 281-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday. You hear a recorded message which explains your options for ordering vital records. When you choose “credit card,” you will be transferred to an operator who will explain the cost to place an order and authorize your credit card. The fee to authorize your card is $9.00 in addition to the standard fee charged for a vital record. Normal processing time for orders placed by phone is between seven and 21 business days.

If you are looking for an easy and convenient way to order Iowa marriage records, placing your order with one of the commercial websites which specialize in providing this type of information to the public is the best way to get the information to you quickly. You can place your order at any time, and it will be processed without delay or extra fees. There are many reputable companies waiting to work with you, so why don’t you take the next step and place your order right now?