By Iowa law, certified marriage certificates have restricted access to family members and their legal representatives.
For an Iowa Marriage Certificate, please print and complete the appropriate form, enclose a copy of a valid government photo ID, and send a money order or check to the name and address below. You can also order by phone but will incur extra charges.
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics - 321 E. 12th Street
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4944 (recording)
For Iowa marriages licenses prior to 1880, please contact the county registrar in the county where the marriage license was issued.