Shelby County Birth Records

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

Earling City Clerk Office Earling IA 117 Main Street 51530 712-747-2181

Elk Horn City Clerk Elk Horn IA 2027 Washington Street 51531 712-764-5514

Shelby County Clerk of Court Harlan IA 612 Court Street 51537 712-755-5543


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

Defiance City Hall Defiance IA 206 Main Avenue 51527 712-748-3431

Elk Horn Town Hall Elk Horn IA 4212 Main Street 51531 712-764-5512

Harlan City Hall Harlan IA 711 Durant Street 51537 712-755-5137

Irwin Town Hall Irwin IA 504 Ann Street 51446 712-782-3333

Shelby City Hall Shelby IA 419 East Street 51570 712-544-2404


The Shelby County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Iowa, Shelby County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Shelby County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Shelby 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 Shelby County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Shelby County Health Department Harlan IA 1313 Industrial Parkway 51537 712-755-2609


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

Shelby County Health Systems Harlan IA 1213 Garfield Avenue 51537 712-755-5161