Decatur County Birth Records

Search for Decatur County IA birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Decatur County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Decatur 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 Decatur County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Decatur County Clerk Leon IA 207 North Main Street 50144 641-446-4331


Decatur County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur County Iowa. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Decatur 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.

Davis City City Hall Davis IA 209 North Bridge Street 50065 641-442-8156

Decatur City Hall Decatur IA 302 4th Street 50067 641-446-6273

Garden Grove City Hall Garden Grove IA 101 Main Street 50103 641-443-2965

Lamoni City Hall Lamoni IA 190 South Chestnut Street 50140 641-784-6311

Leon City Hall Leon IA 104 West 1st Street 50144 641-446-6221

Van Wert City Hall Van Wert IA 101 East 1st Street 50262 641-445-5358


Decatur 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 Decatur County Iowa, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Decatur 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.

Decatur County Hospital Leon IA 1405 Northwest Church Street 50144 641-446-4871