Recorder

Recorder:

Denise Baker

115 N. Main St.

PO Box 187

Clarion, IA  50525

Telephone:  515-532-3204

Fax:  515-532-2669

Vital Records Instructions & Applications

Marriage Application and Instructions

Marriage license applications may be completed in person at the Office of County Recorder/Registrar with the bride, the groom and an uninterested third party as a witness to the application present. All three parties will need to have photo i.d.'s with them. The witness must be at least 18 years of age. If all three parties are unable to appear together, the application can be completed elsewhere, signatures notarized and then returned to the Recorder/Registrar Office with the $35.00 fee for processing.

There is a three business-day waiting period from the time the completed application is filed to the time the license is valid and available to be picked up.

The marriage application fee is $35.00 and is to be made in cash or by money order. No checks are accepted. There is no credit card choice available. A processed certified copy is included in the fee, and will be mailed to the party after receipt and filing of the marriage certificate.

Marriage Application Instructions (pdf)

Marriage Application (pdf)

Consent to Marry a Minor - State Application (pdf)

Three Day Waiver Form (pdf)

 

 

Marriage, Certified Copy Request Information

 

Certified copies of marriage records when the original marriage was applied for in Wright County are available at the Wright County Recorder/Registrar. The records of marriages occurring between the years 1921 through 1941 are available at the Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Vital Records only.

All applications for certified copies of vital records must be in writing and completely identify the record, as well as satisfactorily establish entitlement to the record being requested. Entitled applicants are: registrant, (person named on record), or person having a lineal relationship to the registrant, such as a legal parent, grandparent, spouse, brother, sister, child, legal guardian, or legal representative. Application for a certified copy requires a fee of $20.00 for the record search and includes one certified copy. Fees are payable by check, money order or cash. Make checks payable to: Wright County Recorder.

Application for Certified copy of Marriage (pdf)

 


 

Birth, Certified Copy Request Information

Certified copies of birth records are available at the County Recorder/Registrar in the county of birth for the years 1880 through 1920 and 1942 to current. The records of births occurring between the years 1921 through 1941 are available at the Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Vital Records only. Single parent births that occurred prior to July 1, 1995 are only available at the Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Vital Records.

All applications for certified copies of vital records must be in writing and completely identify the record, as well as satisfactorily establish entitlement to the record being requested. Entitled applicants are: registrant, (person named on record), or person having a lineal relationship to the registrant, such as a legal parent, grandparent, spouse, brother, sister, child, legal guardian, or legal representative. Application for a certified copy requires a fee of $20.00 for the record search and includes one certified copy. Fees are payable by check, money order or cash. Make checks payable to: Wright County Recorder.

Application for Certified Copy of Iowa Vital Record (pdf)

 


 

Death, Certified Copy Request Information

Certified copies of death records are available at the County Recorder/Registrar in the county where the death occurred for the years 1880 through current with the exceptions of 1903-1909 and 1921-1941 which are available at the Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Vital Records.

 

All applications for certified copies of vital records must be in writing and completely identify the record, as well as satisfactorily establish entitlement to the record being requested. Entitled applicants are: any person having a lineal relationship to the registrant, such as a legal parent, grandparent, spouse, brother, sister, child, legal guardian, or legal representative. Application for a certified copy requires a fee of $20.00 for the record search and includes one certified copy. Fees are payable by check, money order or cash. Make checks payable to: Wright County Recorder.

Application for Certified Copy of a Iowa Vital Record (pdf)


Application for Copy of Military Record

Download and complete the Application for Certified Copy or Photocopy of Military Record from linked below, and return it to the office of the Wright County Recorder per included directions.

Application for Certified Copy or Photocopy of Military Record