The process to get a copy of your birth certificate is very simple. County Recorders cannot legally release records of:. You can get birth certificates from the Iowa Department of Public Health by telephone, in person, or through the mail. To get a copy, you must be the person whose record it is or an "authorized person.
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All applicants must be 18 years old or older. You must also send the following:. You may get a birth certificate by phone using a credit card. Call from 7ampm, Monday through Friday, except for state holidays. If the birth certificate is not for the cardholder, you may be asked to send proof of relationship.
You will get the certificate in 10 to 14 days. You may get a birth certificate in person. Go to the state Bureau of Health Statistics at the address above. The office is just inside the north lobby entrance. They are open between 7 a. You must show a current government-issued photo ID and sign the request in front of registrar staff.
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Mailed requests must also include a notarized signature and a copy of the applicants photo ID. We accept checks, cash, money orders or credit cards for payment. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Dubuque County Recorder. The Iowa Department of Public Health is currently in the process of implementing a statewide system for issuing certified copies of birth certificates.
PRIOR to this process, certified copies of all single parent births which took place before July , all birth certificates for adopted children, and all birth certificates for children who have had a legal name change were only available through the Iowa Department of Public Health. Due to this implementation, some of the records previously only available through the Iowa Department of Health may now be issued by the County Recorder.
Pleased contact this office at for the most current information. The Iowa Department of Public Health has the records for See the left column for more detailed information on available dates for genealogy information.
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Application for Copy of Birth Certificate. Application for Copy of Death Certificate. Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate.