Clay County Vital Records (Iowa)

Search Clay County, IA vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Clay County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Clay County, IA. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Clay County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Clay County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Clay County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Clay County Clerk Spencer IA 215 West 4th Street 51301 712-262-4335

Royal City Clerk Royal IA 302 Main Street 51357 712-933-2421

Spencer City Clerk Spencer IA 418 2nd Avenue West 51301 712-580-7200


Clay County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Clay County, IA. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Clay County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Clay County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Clay County Public Health Spencer IA 116 East 11th Street 51301 712-264-6380


Clay County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Clay County, IA. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Clay County vital records. Clay County Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Clay County Marriage License Spencer IA 300 West 4th Street 51301 712-262-1081


Clay County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Clay County, IA. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Clay County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Clay County Medical Examiner & Coroner Spencer IA 116 East 11th Street 51301 712-264-3581


Clay County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Clay County, IA. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Clay County vital records. You can find Clay County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Everly City Hall Everly IA 202 North Main Street 51338 712-834-2691

Everly Town Hall Everly IA 202 N Main St 51338 712-834-2711

Fostoria City Hall Spencer IA 10 3rd Avenue Southwest 51301 712-262-8930

Peterson City Hall Peterson IA 101 Main Street 51047 712-295-6401