Beware of online company

There appears to be a website out there from a company www.vitalrecordsonline.com. This particular company isn’t actually a scam, but they are taking advantage of residents. The site says “for the low fee of $65 they will send the inquirer a Vital Application along with instructions and a prepaid envelope made out to the Iowa Department of Public Health.” They tell the inquirer that they just have to complete the application, have your signature notarized, include a copy of their driver’s license and another $20 check make payable to the Iowa Department of Public Health and mail it. They call their service “Application Assistance Services.” Please be aware of this website. If you have questions, please call the Buena Vista County Recorder’s Office at 712-213-7430.

SHARI L. WILLER O'BANNON

Recorder/Registrar

Buena Vista County