Howard County Vital Records

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


Howard County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Howard County, IA. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Howard County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Howard 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 Howard County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Howard County Clerk Cresco IA 137 North Elm Street 52136 515-332-1806


Howard County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Howard 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 Howard County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Howard County Medical Examiner & Coroner Cresco IA 321 8th Avenue West 52136 563-547-2022


Howard County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Howard County, IA. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Howard County vital records. You can find Howard 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.

Chester City Hall Chester IA MAIN St 52134 563-565-2768

Cresco City Hall Cresco IA 130 North Park Place 52136 563-547-3101

Elma City Hall Elma IA 313 Elm Street 50628 641-393-2543

Lime Springs City Hall Lime Springs IA 201 Center Street 52155 563-566-4405

Protivin City Hall Protivin IA 221 South Main Street 52163 563-569-8401