Register of Deeds

Vital Records

How to Get Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Partnership Records


Real Estate Documents

The ROD Office will process real estate documents via eRecordings, mail or by appointment.

Vital Records

The ROD Office will process Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Partnership/Terminations by mail, internet orders,  fax at (414) 223-1942 or in person.

Real Estate Research

The ROD Office will research and copy requests by mail, email or by appointment.

How Do I Get Certified Copies of Vital Records?

Record Fees: $20 for first copy +$3 for each additional copy.

By Mail

Complete and print an application. Include the application with your inquiry, along with a copy of your valid picture ID and form of payment.

Blank Applications

Birth Marriage Death Divorce

Aplicaciones en Espanol

Nacimiento Matrimonio Defunción Divorcio 

**For Domestic Partnership Certificate Applications, call (414) 278-4027 or email.

Order Online 

There are additional fees for using this service.

In Person

901 N. 9th Street, Room 103, Milwaukee
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Statewide Certificate Issuance

Milwaukee County can issue the following Wisconsin certificates:

  • Birth certificates - from Oct. 1, 1907
  • Death certificates - from Sept. 1, 2013
  • Marriage certificates - All records available in our office
  • Divorce certificates - from Jan. 1, 2016 (Prior to Jan. 1, 2016 contact Clerk of Courts

Domestic partnership certificates or termination records are only available in the county in which the event took place.

To apply for your marriage license prior to getting married, contact the County Clerk


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

All in-person research appointments at the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds - Vital Records office are suspended until further notice.

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