Register of Deeds
 

Vital Records

Purchase Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Partnership Records

Obtain Certified Copies of Vital Records

You can obtain certified copies of the following vital records from any Register of Deeds office in the State of Wisconsin where the event occurred in Wisconsin. For dates outside of the following, you have to obtain the record from the county in which the event took place.

Birth certificates from Oct. 1, 1907

Death certificates from Sept. 1, 2013

Marriage certificates from June 2, 2015

Divorce certificates from Jan. 1, 2016 (Prior to 2016 contact Clerk of Courts)

Domestic partnership certificates or terminations are only available in the County in which the event took place.

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
  • Online

Certified copies of vital records are available the same day in the Register of Deeds office, 901 N. 9th Street, Courthouse Room 103, Milwaukee, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding major holidays. $20 each for the first copy and $3 each for additional copies of the same record purchased at the same time. Visa and MasterCard, no checks. Cash only after 4 p.m.

Application

You can complete and print the application or complete it when you apply.

Birth Certificate Application

Death Certificate Application

Marriage Certificate Application

Divorce Certificate Application

Domestic Partnership Application

Domestic Partnership Termination

Vital Records Consent Form (You can apply for certified copies of your record and that of your spouse/domestic partner, child, grandchild, parent, brother or sister or your client.)

Identification Is Required

Certified copies of vital records are available by mail from the Register of Deeds office, 901 N. 9th Street, Courthouse Room 103, Milwaukee, WI, 53233-1458. $20 each for the first copy and $3 each for additional copies of the same record purchased at the same time. Cashiers check or money order. We do not accept personal checks.

Application

Complete, print and include the application with your inquiry.

Birth Certificate Application

Death Certificate Application

Marriage Certificate Application

Divorce Certificate Application

Domestic Partnership Application

Domestic Partnership Termination

Vital Records Consent Form (You can apply for certified copies of your record and that of your spouse/domestic partner, child, grandchild, parent, brother or sister, or your client.)

Identification Is Required

 

Certified copies of vital records are available online. $20 each for the first copy and $3 each for additional copies of the same record purchased at the same time. Additional fees are charged by VitalChek. All major credit cards are accepted.

Apply Online

You will be asked at the end of the application process for identification.

Genealogy

We have birth records from the 1850s to present, death records from 1872 to present, and marriage records from the 1830s to present.

  • Genealogical research hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday
  • Researchers must make an appointment
  • We accept up to six appointments per day - three in the morning and three in the afternoon
  • We recommend scheduling appointments two to three weeks in advance
  • All researchers must be at least 12 years of age and produce a valid ID. Minors performing genealogy must be accompanied by an adult
  • Customers are charged $7 for each record that is obtained for viewing
  • Customers are charged $20 for a copy of the record (whether certified or non-certified)
  • Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted for genealogical requests
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