Iowa Death Records Search

Perform a free Iowa public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


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Iowa Department of Corrections Inmate Search Birth Records, Criminal Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Inmate Search, Jail Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records Search Iowa Department of Corrections offenders by name, birth date, location and offense. Search Records


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Iowa Department of Public Health Vital Records Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Iowa Department of Public Health vital records information, including birth, death, marriage, entitled persons, fees and certified copies. Search Records

Iowa Obituaries Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records Search Iowa obituaries by last name, first name, event date and keyword. Search Records

Wayne County Death Certificates & Records Death Records, Genealogy, Vital Records Find Wayne County, Iowa death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates. Search Records

Webster County Death Certificates & Records Death Records, Genealogy, Vital Records Find Webster County, Iowa death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates. Search Records

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Worth County Death Certificates & Records Death Records, Genealogy, Vital Records Find Worth County, Iowa death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates. Search Records

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Wright County Death Certificates & Records Death Records, Genealogy, Vital Records Find Wright County, Iowa death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates. Search Records

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Find Iowa Death Records

Iowa Death Records provide information relating to a person's death in Iowa. Death Records include information from Iowa and Federal death registries and indexes, including the National Death Index. Iowa Vital Records Offices, County Clerks, and the Iowa Health Department maintain Death Records.

Find Iowa Death Records, including:
  • Iowa Death Records online for free
  • Certified death certificates
  • Copies of death certificates and records
  • Iowa death index documents
  • Genealogical records
Find Death Records in Iowa

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) collects death statistics on a national level, while local Iowa government offices maintain their own death registries. These Death Records databases provide useful vital statistics for researchers. County and City Clerks in Iowa make Death Records available to the general public and may provide death certificates upon request.

Where to find Iowa Death Certificates

Iowa death certificates are documents signed by authorized medical professionals that contain information related to a person's death including the time, place, and cause of death. Certified death certificates are essential documents for legal matters following an individual's death. Death certificates can be obtained from Iowa Clerks, Health Departments, and from the Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner.

What Death Certificates are used for

Certified death certificates issued by local Iowa government offices help families of the deceased settle and resolve financial and legal matters. Death Records are an important part of facilitating transfers of financial accounts and resolving estate matters in Iowa. Transfers of bank accounts, collecting life insurance policies, real and personal property titles and utility accounts all require Iowa Death Records.

Iowa Genealogy

Genealogists and family researchers use Iowa vital records to trace family roots. Clerks and Archival Offices in Iowa provide public records access to Death Records including the deceased's full name, date and age at death.