Iowa Probate and Estate Settlement

Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records


iowa probate and Estate Settlement

Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $15.00

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Remarks: State office has records since July 1880.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Iowa Department of Public Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (515) 281-4944. This will be a recorded message. 

Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the internet at Iowa Department of Public Health.

Applicants for all records must provide a photo identification when applying in person. Written applications must include a clear photo copy of a current government issued ID and applicant's notarized signature.