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Birth Certificate Information

Birth Certificates
Mercy Hospital does not issue certified copies of birth certificates. Copies must be obtained from state or local registrars, in accordance with Iowa state law.

  • For babies born after July 1995:
    Contact the Johnson County Recorders Office, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240, phone 319-356-6093.
  • For babies born before July 1995:
    Contact the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Records, Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, phone 515-281-4944.
  • For babies who are adopted or for any records ordered sealed by a court of law:
    Contact the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Records, Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, phone 515-281-4944.

For other information about birth certificates, call 319-339-3681.