Iowa Public Records

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Iowa Public Records Resources:

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. In Iowa, official registration of births, deaths, and marriages began July 1, 1880. All original records that have been registered are on file with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, including birth, death and marriage certificates.

Vital Records. Find records of all vital events occurring in the state such as birth, death, and marriage.

Health Statistics. Publicly available reports that analyze health data, health issues, and health information. Reports include the annual Vital Statistics in Iowa, Vital Statistics in Brief, and the Iowa Health Indicator Tracking System, a software package of health status indicators.

Iowa Courts Online Search. Search court records, including trial court and appellate court records. Search by docket number, case title, parties, law firm and more.

Iowa Judicial Branch. Search Iowa Supreme Court decisions and find other court records.

Iowa Land Records. Primary source for information about recorded real estate documents in Iowa, providing access to county and statewide land record and related information.

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