Palo Alto County Birth Records

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

Palo Alto County Clerk Emmetsburg IA 1010 Broadway Street 50536 712-852-3603

Ruthven City Clerk Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355


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

Ayrshire City Hall Ayrshire IA 1502 Silver Lake Avenue 50515 712-426-3510

Curlew Town Hall Curlew IA 209 Main St 50527 712-855-2448

Graettinger City Hall Graettinger IA 104 Cedar Avenue 51342 712-859-3742

Mallard City Hall Mallard IA 605 Inman Street 50562 712-425-3527

Ruthven City Hall Ruthven IA 1305 Gowrie Street 51358 712-837-5355

West Bend City Hall West Bend IA 301 S Broadway Ave 50597 515-887-2181


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

Palo Alto County Hospital Emmetsburg IA 3201 1st Street 50536 712-852-5500