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Frequently Asked Questions

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Birth:

How do I request copies of birth certificates?

What if I don't have all the information requested on the application?

What is the difference between a certified and an uncertified copy of a birth certificate?

What information will be on a birth certificate?

How do I obtain an apostille for a birth certificate?

How do I obtain a pre-adoptive birth certificate?

How do I obtain a certificate for a birth that occurred in another state or country?

How can I protect myself against identity theft?

Death:

How do I request copies of death certificates?

What if I don't have all the information requested on the application?

What is the difference between a certified and an uncertified copy of a death certificate?

What information will be on a death certificate?

How do I obtain an apostille for a death certificate?

How do I obtain a certificate for a death that occurred in another state or country?

What is a Report of Fetal Death and how can I obtain a copy?

Marriage:

How do I request copies of marriage certificates?

What if I don't have all the information requested on the application?

What is the difference between a certified and an uncertified copy?

What information will be on the marriage certificate?

How do I obtain an apostille for a marriage certificate?

How do I obtain a certificate for a marriage that occurred in another state or country?

How do I request proof that I have not been married?

Divorce or Annulment:

How do I request copies of divorce certificates?

What if I don't have all the information requested on the application?

What is the difference between a certified and an uncertified copy?

What information will be on the divorce certificate?

How do I obtain an apostille for a divorce certificate?

How do I obtain a certificate for a divorce or annulment that occurred in another state or country?

Declaration of Domestic Partnership:

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 25 KB) 

How do I request copies of a declaration of domestic partnership?

What if I don't have all the information?

What is the difference between a certified and an uncertified copy?

What information will be on the declaration of domestic partnership?

How do I obtain an authentication or apostille for a declaration of domestic partnership?

Termination of Domestic Partnership:

How do I request copies of a termination of domestic partnership certificate?

What if I don't have all the information?

What is the difference between a certified and an uncertified copy?

What information will be on the termination of domestic partnership certificate?

How do I obtain an authentication or apostille for a termination of domestic partnership certificate?

Genealogy Services:

How can I search indexes and records in person?

Which records can I access?

Where else are Wisconsin vital records available?

What are the earliest filed Wisconsin vital records?


Wisconsin Vital Records Office Closure Dates

Local Vital Records Services

Reference Materials for Use in Completing and Researching Vital Records

How can I contact the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records?

Vital Statistics


Application Forms

Birth certificate application  (PDF, 149 KB)

Fax birth certificate application   (PDF, 213 KB)

Death certificate application  (PDF, 159 KB)

Fax death certificate application  (PDF, 153 KB)

Marriage certificate application  (PDF, 145 KB)

Fax marriage certificate application  (PDF, 140 KB)

Divorce certificate application  (PDF, 146 KB)

Fax divorce certificate application  (PDF, 144 KB)

Declaration of domestic partnership application (PDF, 2643 KB)

Fax application for a declaration of domestic partnership (PDF, 191 KB)

Termination of domestic partnership certificate application (PDF, 365 KB)

Fax application for a termination of domestic partnership certificate (PDF, 167 KB)

Letter of Non-Marriage application  (PDF, 30 KB)

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Last Revised:  June 22, 2012