Death Records
Welcome to Calhoun County Vital Records

Death Certificates for insurance policies, estate settlement, real estate transfers, etc.

To obtain a raised seal certified copy of a death certificate, you can write to use or come into the office. We will have the record if the person died in the State of Iowa back to 1954.

For the records we do not have, you may contact the Iowa Department of Public Health. You can call them at (515) 281-4944.

You may request a copy of county Vital Record form.  Apply by mail or in person.  A fee of $15.00 is required for each request. Cash, check, money orders, or credit cards are accepted.  Please call for more information: 712-297-8121

Mail your notarized request and photocopy of your ID to:
Calhoun County Recorder
Attn: Vital Records
416 4th Street, Ste 3
Rockwell City, IA 50579

Once we receive your request, we will mail it out the following day.


Calhoun County Recorder
416 Fourth Street, Suite 3
Calhoun County Courthouse
Rockwell City, Iowa 50579
Telephone: (712) 297-8121
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm