101 S Main St
Sigourney, IA 52591
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Keokuk County Recorder's Office
Vital Records - Marriage
Birth & Death Records for
Keokuk County, Iowa
Birth Records are available for years 1880-1920 and 1942 to current for customers applying for mail. Birth Records from 1921 to 1941 are available only to walk-in customers in the office due to state regulations and are available by mail through the Iowa Department of Public Health. Births to unwed mothers prior to 7/1/1995 are only available at the Iowa Department of Public Health. See below for certified copy requirements.*
Death Records are available for years 1880-1920 and 1942 to current for customers applying for mail. Death Records from 1921 to 1941 are available only to walk-in customers in the office due to state regulations and are available by mail through the Iowa Department of Public Health. See below for certified copy requirements.*
Marriage Records are available for years 1854 to current. See below for certified copy requirements.*
*Certified Copy Application Instructions:
Certified copies are available to only those with entitlement. (i.e. person named on record (if 18 or older), mother or father (if named on record), spouse, brother or sister (if 18 or older), maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents. (if father is named on record), children or legal representatives with entitlement of proof of blood relation or representation may be required.
To receive a certified copy of a Keokuk County Vital Record:
1) Complete Application for Certified Copy form which is required to be signed in front of a notary public; and
2) Provide copy of a current Driverís License or other current government photo ID; and
3) Submit $15.00 check or money order to:
Keokuk County Registrar/Recorder
101 S. Main Street
Sigourney IA 52591
County vital records are regulated by the Iowa Department of Public Health by state laws and administrative rules.
County vital record information is not available by phone or fax per state regulations.
County vital record information is available by mail only in the form of a certified copy through a completed mailed application, proof of a government issued ID and receipt of payment by individuals entitled to the record.
Marriage Application and Licenses:
The policy of the Keokuk County Recorderís office is as follows: The parties to be marriage and a witness who knows both individuals must come into the office. Everyone must have a valid driverís license or government issued I.D. Individuals will complete the paperwork for the license in the office. There is a 3 business-day waiting period before licenses are valid. Parental consent is required for marriage license applicants ages 16 & 17. Marriage application fee is $35.00. The license is valid anywhere with the State of Iowa.
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This site was last updated 01/12/10.