By Iowa law, certified death certificates have restricted access to family members and their legal representatives.
For an Iowa Death Certificate, please print and complete the appropriate form, enclose a copy of a valid government photo ID, and send a money order or check to the name and address below. You can also order by phone but will incur extra charges.
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
For uncertified copies of death certificates or for death records prior to 1880, please contact the county office in the county where the death occurred.