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.


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

Forms needed:

Application for a Search for an Iowa Vital Record

This form may be used for both state and county requests; you may click here to go to http://idph.iowa.gov/ for more information.

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Recorders Office 2015
Pictured L-R: Lori Belgarde, Brandy Macumber, Lisa Smith

Address of
Recorder's office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Dr.
PO Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Phone Number:
(515) 462-3771

FAX Number:
(515) 462-5006

Office holder name:
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
   Term Expires 12/31/2018

Lisa Smith, Recorder/Registrar

Employees in the Recorder's Office:
Brandy Macumber, 1st Deputy
Lori Belgarde, 2nd Deputy

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


Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

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General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health


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