Palo Alto County Vital Records

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


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

Palo Alto County Clerk Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-3603

Ruthven City Clerk Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355


Palo Alto County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto County vital records. Palo Alto 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.

Palo Alto County Marriage License Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-3701


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

Palo Alto County Medical Examiner & Coroner West Bend IA 107 West Division Street 50597 515-887-7881


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

Ayrshire City Hall Ayrshire IA 1502 Silver Lake Avenue 50515 712-426-3510

Curlew Town Hall Curlew IA 209 Main St 50527 712-855-2448

Graettinger City Hall Graettinger IA 104 Cedar Avenue 51342 712-859-3742

Mallard City Hall Mallard IA 605 Inman Street 50562 712-425-3527

Ruthven City Hall Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355

West Bend City Hall West Bend IA 301 S Broadway Ave 50597 515-887-2181