Washington County Hospital does not issue certified copies of birth certificates. Copies must be obtained from the Washington County Recorders office at:
224 W. Main St.
Washington, IA 52353
or by calling: 319-653-7727
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.