Marriage Record Application Form
Attorney Proof of Entitlement

Mail Requirements

  • Complete the Application form
  • Application must be NOTARIZED
  • Include copy of valid PHOTO ID
  • Certified copy cost: $15

Mail To

Johnson County Recorder
Attn: Vital Records
913 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240-4273

A vital record can also be ordered by calling: 1-866-809-0290

Marriage records begin at the year 1839. Certified copies are $15 and only available to entitled parties (i.e. person named on record, parents, children, spouses, siblings, grandparents). Individuals requesting a marriage record must prove entitlement by showing proper identification. Marriage events from 1954—“current day” can be issued in any county. Marriage events from 1839—1953 must be obtained through the county where the license to marry was issued.

Marriage records between the years 1921 – 1941 must be requested through the Iowa Department of Public Health.