Woodbury County IA

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Woodbury County, Iowa

Woodbury County is located in the state of Iowa. The county was formed in 1851 as Wahkaw County; however, in 1853 the Iowa legislature changed the name to Woodbury County in honor of Adam Woodbury, a senator and Governor of New Hampshire who served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1844 until his death. Sioux City is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 102,172 people and a total area of 878 square miles, of which 4.9 square miles is water and 873 square miles is land, making it the third-largest county by area in Iowa. Woodbury County borders the following counties: Plymouth County to the north; Cherokee County to the northeast; Ida County to the east; Monona County to the south; Thurston County, Nebraska, to the southwest; Dakota County, Nebraska, to the west; and Union County, South Dakota, to the northwest.

Woodbury County’s Recorder’s Office is one of two combined Auditor and Recorder Offices in the State of Iowa. The recording division is responsible for maintaining all important documents in the county from land records to vital records. In addition, the recorder’s office issues marriage licenses. Certified and uncertified copies of county vital records are obtained from the recorder’s office in person by visiting the recorder’s office during office hours or by mail. Available information from the recorder’s office includes”

  • 1921 – 1941 records may not be accurate/complete; can only be obtained in person
  • Book index/records from 1880 to August 1970
  • Computer index from August 1970 to present
  • Microfilm and/or scanned images from August 1970 to present

 To obtain copies of vital records in person, you will have to submit a records request form to the recorder’s office. Alternatively, the form can be mailed to the recorder’s office, along with the relevant fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope. For more information on public records, visit online recorder portal.

Woodbury County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Woodbury County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title XV, Chapter 595 and Premarital Agreements – Title XV, Chapter 596
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Woodbury County Marriage License
Location:101 Court Street, Sioux, Iowa, 51101

Woodbury County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 620 Douglas St # 106, Sioux City, IA 51101, United States
Phone: 712-279-6528

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