Vital Records - Birth, Death & Marriage

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BOONE COUNTY VITAL RECORDS

Boone’s vital records for the most part go back to 1880 for births, deaths, and marriages. We do have some marriages that go back to 1851, but probably not all who were married ever got recorded. And the ones that we do have, have very little information.  An Application for Birth, Death & Marriage Record needs to be filled out before receiving a Certified Copy.  To obtain a Certified Copy of a Vital Record, you must be entitled to it, such as yourself, a legal parent, grandparent, spouse, brother, sister, child, legal guardian or legal representative.  You must also be 18 years of age.  The fee for a certified copy is $20.00 each.    To download an Application click here. 

Birth Certificates
Here at the County level, our birth records start in 1880, however these will exclude any out-of-wedlock births prior to July 1, 1995, fetal deaths and adoptions. Our records are open to the public for inspection Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

 We are now able to issue Certified Copies for persons born in any county in the State of Iowa from January 1, 1990 to present including out of wedlock and adoptions available through the State IVES system.  However, we can only print a Certified Copy of an out of wedlock or adoption from IVES, no plain copies.   Any Birth before 1990 will still have to be issued in the County of Birth or at the State Vital Records Office.  The fee for a certified copy of a birth record is $20.00 for each copy.

Death Certificates
Our death records begin in 1880 as well and run to the present day. These records are also open to the public along with the birth records. The fee for a certified copy of a death record is $20.00  for each copy.   We are now able to issue a Certiifed Copy of a death record that happened in any County in the State of Iowa from January 1, 1954 to the Present through the State IVES System.

Marriage Certificates
We do have some marriage records going back as far as 1851. They do not have a lot of information. They do run from then to the present. Again the fee is $20.00 per certified copy.  We are now able to issue a Certified Copy of Marriage record that happed in any County in the State of Iowa from January 1, 1954 to the Present through the State IVES System. 

Vital Searches
If you request our office to search for a vital record and want a Certified Copy the fee will be $20.00 each, whether we have the record or not.   You need to submit a letter or application form with all the pertinent information concerning the vital record you are looking for.  Your signature needs to be Notarized.  Included with the letter or application we need a photocopy of your Driver's License for ID & $20.00 for each request.  You can come in to the office and do the search yourself and there is no fee. However, if you would like a copy for genealogy purposes, there is a fee of $5.00 each and it will be stamped “Not For Legal Purposes”. Plain copy requests can be honored through the mail at the county level. You will need to submit a letter or application form with all the pertinent information concerning the vital record you are looking for.  There is a fee of $5.00 each and they will be stamped "Not For Legal Purposes".  Requests for a search can be made over the phone but, we would need the date of event and the names to do the search. 

Marriage Applications
Our office is where you apply for your marriage license. The Marriage Couple and one witness need to come in to our office bringing with them their photo ID’s. When filling the Marriage Application out we ask that the Prominent Named Person be Party A and the person who is changing their name be Party B.  Once the application is filled out and the $35.00 fee is paid, there is a four-day waiting period before actually getting your Marriage Certificate. After the four-day period you come back to our office and pick up the necessary documents to get married. After the marriage, usually the Officiant will mail the completed Marriage Certificate back to our office for filing. We will then make you a certified copy and mail back to you for your records. 

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