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Recorder fees increase $5

Dec 27, 2013

DES MOINES — Due to a state administrative rule change, all vital records fee transactions will increase from $15 to $20, effective with requests received after Jan. 1.

This $5 increase applies to the following transactions in the county recorders’ offices:

• Searches for birth, death, marriage, foreign-born birth and fetal death certificates, which include a certified copy of the record if found.

• Additional certified copies of the same record that was searched as stated above.

• Newborn certified birth certificates issued to new parents by the state office after registration.

• Administrative processing at the state level, such as modifications requiring a court action, including but not limited to: adoption, amendment, legal change of name, delayed certificate and search for supporting documents on file.

The $5 increase will be used solely to fund the re-engineering and integration of the statewide vital records system. The new system will include, but is not limited to, integrated modules for:

• Electronic registration of death, birth, marriage and fetal death, as well as several other special registrations, statistical reporting and registry functions.

• Electronic issuance of vital events, including county access to statewide searches and issuances.

• Back office for modification and maintenance of records.

• Back data conversions of statewide vital events.

• Electronic search and fee accounting.

• Statewide certified security paper accountability.



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