Clay County Birth Records (Iowa)

The Clay County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Clay County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. An Iowa birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for an IA driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Clay County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Clay County Clerk Spencer IA 215 West 4th Street 51301 712-262-4335

Royal City Clerk Royal IA 302 Main Street 51357 712-933-2421

Spencer City Clerk Spencer IA 418 2nd Avenue West 51301 712-580-7200


The Clay County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Iowa, Clay County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Clay County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Clay County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for an Iowa State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Clay County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Clay County Public Health Spencer IA 116 East 11th Street, Ste 101 51301 712-264-6380

Clay County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Clay County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Clay County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Clay County, Iowa. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Clay County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

Everly City Hall Everly IA 202 North Main Street 51338 712-834-2691

Everly Town Hall Everly IA 202 N Main St 51338 712-834-2711

Fostoria City Hall Spencer IA 10 3rd Avenue Southwest 51301 712-262-8930

Peterson City Hall Peterson IA 101 Main Street 51047 712-295-6401


Clay County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Clay County, Iowa, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Clay County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Iowa, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Spencer Municipal Hospital Spencer IA 1200 1st Avenue East 51301 712-264-6111