In Iowa, official registrations of births, deaths and marriages began in 1880. Copies of birth, death and marriage records from 1880 to 1920 and 1942 to the present are available for viewing during regular business hours. County recorders do not have code authority to have on record single-parent births prior to July 1, 1995, adoptions, and records ordered sealed by a court of law, or vital records between the years 1921 to 1941. These records may be obtained by contacting:
Iowa Department of Public Health
If you would like a certified copy of our county record, you must make a written application and provide a copy of a Photo ID (with appropriate fee) to:
Grundy County Recorder
706 G Avenue
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Certified copies are available at $20 each to those persons with entitlement. Entitlement would include the 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) and provide a copy of a photo ID.