Vital records refer to official registration of births, deaths, and marriages.
Local registrars, located in county recorders offices, such as Scott County, maintain records of birth, death, and marriages that have occurred in that county.
Certified copies of vital records registered by the Scott County Recorder can be obtained from this office.
Statewide record searches are available from the state registrar, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics.
Use the chart below to determine the office to contact for your record.
|Vital Record||Time Period||Location|
|Birth, Death, Marriage||1942-Current||Scott County Recorder's Office|
|Birth, Death, Marriage||1921-1941||Iowa Department of Health|
|Single-parent births||Prior to 1/1/1986||Iowa Department of Health|
|Single-parent births||After 1/1/1986||Scott County Recorder's Office|
|Birth - Adoptions||Prior to 1/1/1986||Iowa Department of Health|
|Birth - Adoptions||After 1/1/1986||Scott County Recorder's Office|
|Legal Name Changes||Prior to 1/1/1986||Iowa Department of Health|
|Sealed by Court Order||All||Iowa Department of Health|