Howard County Birth Records

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

Howard County Clerk Cresco IA 137 North Elm Street 52136 515-332-1806


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

Chester City Hall Chester IA MAIN St 52134 563-565-2768

Cresco City Hall Cresco IA 130 North Park Place 52136 563-547-3101

Elma City Hall Elma IA 313 Elm Street 50628 641-393-2543

Lime Springs City Hall Lime Springs IA 201 Center Street 52155 563-566-4405

Protivin City Hall Protivin IA 221 South Main Street 52163 563-569-8401


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

Regional Health Services-Howard County Cresco IA 235 8th Avenue West 52136 563-547-2101