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.


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

Application Instructions to Request a search from Clay County Recorders office for a 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.

Click on the links below for more specific information about the other Recorders services.

Recorders Home Page

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
  Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
  Recording Information and Fees
  Document Formatting Standards
  Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
  Fishing and Hunting
  Boat
  ATV, ORV and Snowmobile

Vital Records Information
  Marriage Application
 
Passports Information
  Passport Information and Application


Address of
Recorder's office:

Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th St Suite 3
Spencer IA 51301

Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday

Phone Number:
(712) 262-1081

FAX Number:
(712) 264-3983

Office holder name:
Shirley Goyette
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2014

Employees in
Recorder's Office:
Deputy
Ann Spooner

Clerk
Sheila Weeks

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


Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Iowa Real Estate
Transfer Tax Calculator


Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State

U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly


Iowa Department of
Public Health


Genealogy Websites:
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb
 
             

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

United Methodist Church - Gillett Grove

United Methodist Church - Dickens

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse