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Welcome to the official website of Dickinson County, Iowa. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Dickinson County by providing exceptional public service in an enjoyable environment.

Recorder Vital, Military Records and Passports


Ann Ditsworth


1802 Hill Ave Ste. 1500
Spirit Lake, IA 51360


Staff Directory

Vital, Military Records and Passports

Vital Records

The Application for License to Marry in Iowa is available by stopping in at the Recorders office or by calling or emailing the office to request a form be faxed or emailed to you. Contact Us to request the form

Dickinson County Notes on Applying for Marriage

Iowa Marriage Instructions

Officiant Brochure

Application for Certified Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates

Iowa Department of Public Health – Bureau of Health Statistics

Military Records

Application for Certified Copy or Photocopy of Military Record

Dickinson County Veterans Affairs Office


Applying for a New Passport

US Department of State – Passport Services

Mastercard, visa, personal Check and cash are acceptable forms of payment at the Recorder’s Office.  A service delivery charge will be applied to all credit card transactions.

**Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm** (subject to Dickinson County holiday schedule)

The Dickinson County Recorder’s Office is committed to permanent preservation of real property and other official records, friendly customer service and to making sure your needs for information are met.

Questions about the services we provide are always welcome.