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Courthouse Office Addresses

Fayette County Recorders Office

Karen Ford, Recorder

114 North Vine Street

West Union, Iowa 52175
Phone:  (563) 422-3687

Fax:  (563) 422-3739

Marriage Records from 1851

Birth and Death Records from 1880
(Parents names not shown on death records until 1904)

Divorce Records from 1897

Probate Records from 1869 (Possibly earlier)

Civic Court Records from 1855

Fayette County Clerk of the Court Office

Elizabeth Nuss

114 North Vine Street

West Union, Iowa 52175
Phone:  (563) 422-5694

Fax:  (563) 422-3137

Online Court Search


Iowa Department of Public Health Jill France,
Bureau Chief
Lucas State Ofc. Bldg.
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4944

Official registration of births, deaths, and marriages began July 1, 1880. All original records that have been registered are on file with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Statewide record searches are available from the state registrar.


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