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Marriage Records

Learn how to request and receive a certified marriage record.


Certified copies are available for $15.00 to persons of entitlement. Must pay with cash or check, we can only accept credit/debit cards when in person.

Non-certified copies of marriage records are available, for a fee of $3.00 which will be stamped "Not For Legal Purposes". Must pay with cash or check, we can only accept credit/debit cards when in person.

Please make checks payable to "Tama County Recorder"

Available Records

Beginning July 1, 1997, certified copies of marriage certificates became available through the Recorder's Office. Marriages from 1954 to the current date are available electronically in all counties in Iowa, regardless of where the event occurred.

Vital Records Availability


You will need a valid photo ID or driver's license, be at least 18 years old and have entitlement.

Ways to Apply

  • Apply in person.
    • Make sure to bring your valid ID or driver’s license and a check or money order (payable to Tama County Recorder) or credit/debit card for payment.
  • Applying by mail.
    • If applying by mail, you must fill out the application with your signature notarized, and we need a copy of your valid ID or driver's license and a check or money order (payable to the Tama County Recorder).
      • If you would like Tama County to process your request, please mail your notarized completed application and payment to:

        Tama County Recorder
        104 West State St.
        Toledo, IA 52342
  • Apply by phone or online through the IHHS and VitalChek.


If you do not have a valid driver's license or ID, please provide alternative identification. View Identity Documents for acceptable forms of alternative IDs.


Direct and Tangible Interest

See below for more information on how to order a record through Iowa Health and Human Services.

Record Request

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