Woodbury County IA

Lookup Public Records in Woodbury County IA. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

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, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009125,731
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,368
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009257
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009220
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,149
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20092,622
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,559
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20098,637
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009822
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,257
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009855
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200936,223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009267
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200916,399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,384
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20096,272
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,351
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009701
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,513
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,792
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009747
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,818
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009295
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009404
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200923,106
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
Phone:712-279-6616

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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