Beginning July 1, 1997, certified copies of death certificates became available through the Recorder's Office. Each certified copy is $15.00. Those requesting certified copies must prove entitlement (immediate family) before acquiring a copy.
Deaths from 1954 to the current date are available electronically in all counties in Iowa, regardless of where the event occurred.
When requesting a certified death record by mail, all completed applications must be notarized and a photocopy of the applicant's valid driver's license or other government-issued picture ID is required. We also request a postal money order (or bank certified check) made payable to the Jones County Recorder and a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope. All certified copies are $15 each.
If the event occurred in Jones County, and you would like us to process it, please mail your completed application to:
Jones County Recorder
500 W. Main St., Room 116
Anamosa, IA 52205
Uncertified copies of death records are available in the office only, for a fee of $1.00 per record. Those out-of-county or out-of-state persons wishing to secure genealogical information will be referred to the local genealogical association. Office hours for Genealogical research are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Records from 1921 to 1941 are kept on the state level. The application may be brought in to the Jones County Recorder's office for ordering or mailed to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) address in Des Moines, Iowa:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Health Statistics
Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
To order a death record via phone through the IDPH, please follow the instructions on the back of the Vital Record Application or on their website with the link below.
Map · Jones County Recorder
500 W. Main St. · Anamosa, IA 52205