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Vital Records

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Vital Records

This department also issues Vital Records which include Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce records.

Statewide Issuance 

With the new statewide issuance law now in effect, if the vital record you are requesting falls within the dates listed below you can obtain the copies from any Register of Deeds office in the State of Wisconsin.

Records available for statewide issuance:

Birth Certificates - from 10/1/1907 to present

Death Certificates - from 9/1/2013 to present

Marriage Certificates - 6/2/2015 to present

Divorce Certificates - 1/1/2016 to present

Tribal Marriage or Divorce - 1/1/2016 to present

 ***FOR OFFICE WALK INS: Due to the change in how our office now obtains vital records, it may take 15 to 20 minutes to receive a copy of the requested record in person.

 

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Please read the applications carefully to see who qualifies to receive a vital record certificate.
  • If you are NOT a member of the IMMEDIATE family as listed on the applications, you may only obtain the certificate under the following circumstances:    
    • If you have a written and notarized authorization, clearly stating the relationship of the authorizing party to the person named on the record.

    • If you provide documentation that there is a legal purpose for obtaining the record.

 

Application Forms:

 

Birth Certificate:

  • First Copy $20.00 
  • Additional Copies $ 3.00  /each
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS on records requested through the mail.     MONEY ORDER/CASHIER CHECKS ONLY.     The fee is for a search of the record and the cost of the first copy.
 BIRTH CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

 

Marriage Certificate: 

  • First Copy $20.00 
  • Additional Copies $ 3.00  /each
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS on records requested through the mail.     MONEY ORDER/CASHIER CHECKS ONLY.     The fee is for a search of the record and the cost of the first copy.

 MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

 

Death Certificate: 

  • First Copy $20.00 
  • Additional Copies $ 3.00  /each
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS on records requested through the mail.     MONEY ORDER/CASHIER CHECKS ONLY.     The fee is for a search of the record and the cost of the first copy.

  DEATH CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

 

Divorce Certificate: 

  • First Copy $20.00 
  • Additional Copies $ 3.00  /each
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS on records requested through the mail.     MONEY ORDER/CASHIER CHECKS ONLY.     The fee is for a search of the record and the cost of the first copy.

DIVORCE CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

 

** Requests that are mailed in will be processed w/ in 5 business days.                                                                    

Requestors must demonstrate direct & tangible interest in the record requested.

 


We accept payments made with cash, personal checks or money orders only.
**WE DO NOT ACCEPT OUT OF STATE PERSONAL CHECKS**
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