Iowa state law allows only the person listed on the divorce record, the children, or the parents of the people listed on the record to obtain a certified copy of a divorce record. All other people making an inquiry are permitted to obtain unofficial copies for their personal records. This is done by contacting the office of Vital Statistics. You?ll need to call or visit the office in person. It?s located in Des Moines, and it?s open every weekday save for holidays.
The fee to obtain a copy of a divorce record is $15, and this fee is payable by check or money order. Cash is not accepted. You can call the office and provide the information required to obtain a copy, and it will be mailed to you upon receipt of the information required. You can also write an official letter of request and mail it to the offices. All requests must contain the following: