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Webster County, IA Public Records

District Court
701 Central Ave
Ft Dodge, IA 50501 www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Cour...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F CST
P: 515-576-7115
F: 515-576-0555
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, dissolution of marriage, mental health, domestic abuse or deferred records released
Probate fax is same as main fax number. Judicial Magistrates, part of the District Court, have jurisdiction over simple misdemeanors, including scheduled violations, county and municipal infractions, and small claims.

Webster County, IA Vital Records

Contact the Webster County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Webster County
County Recorder
http://www.webstercountyia.org/
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 515-576-2401
Fax: 515-574-3723
Recorded Documents

Webster County Vital Certificates

Webster County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Webster County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 715.23 sq mi
Population (2009): 38,346
  • Females: 49.1%
  • White: 93.1%
  • Black/African American: 4.1%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 90.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,889
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.38
Housing Units (2000): 16,969
Homeownership Rate (2000): 71.3%
Migration Flow to Webster County, IA from (2007-2008):

Webster County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $963,486
  • Construction: $44,287
  • Retail Trade: $65,288
  • Professional and Technical Services: $32,269
  • Healthcare: $139,341
  • Banking: $30,991
  • Retail Trade: $65,288
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $20,602
  • Manufacturing: $195,055
  • Farms: $51,925
  • Government: $154,152
Employed (2000): 18,705
Unemployed (2000): 847
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,790
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,279
Local Government Revenue (2007): $126,244 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $54,739 (thou. dol.)

Webster County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 495
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.9
Deaths (2007): 469
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.1

Webster County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 197
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 27
  • Aggravated Assault: 162
Property Crimes (2008): 1,796
  • Burglary: 446
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,213
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 137

Webster County Genealogy Records