Recorder > Vital Records

Vital Records

301 North Buxton, Suite 109
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-961-1089

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

The Warren County Recorder:

* Registers Deaths that take place in Warren County
* Registers Births that take place in Warren County
* Registers Marriage Certificates that apply in Warren County
* Issues Marriage Licenses (this license is valid statewide)
* Certifies Warren County Vital Records

If a Warren County resident passes away in another County in Iowa, we will now be able to produce a copy of the death certificate from the State. The Iowa Dept of Public Health has created a state wide system for Death records-IVES Iowa Vital Event System. It has death records back to 1954. Come in and check it out!

Application forms:

To obtain certified copies of Warren County vital records, the applicant has to be entitled to the record. This would include spouse, children, legal parents, grandparents, legal representative or guardian. A form, available in the office, will need to be filled out. The cost per certified copy is $20.00. The applicant will need to show photo identification.

A marriage application cost is $35.00 The bride, groom and third person, all over the age of 18, will all need to bring photo identification at time of application. The bride and groom will need to know how to spell parent's names, including mother's maiden name. The bride and groom will need to know what their name will be after marriage.

If bride and/or groom are under 18, an application for minor will need to be filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian. The bride and groom will need to appear before a judge and have this application signed.

The bride or groom can pick up the license and certificate of marriage in three days. There is a three-day waiver form available in the office that is an additional $5.00 fee if the bride and groom need their license and certificate of marriage issued the same day. The bride and groom need to have this form filled out and appear before the judge for his signature.

The State of Iowa requires no blood test.

For more information see: Iowa Department of Public Health.