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Local Wisconsin Government Offices
Providing Services Related to Vital Records

Registers of Deeds
Milwaukee/West Allis City Vital Records Offices
County Clerks
Clerks of Court
Coroners/Medical Examiners


 New Registers of Deeds Listing (PDF, 115 KB);  Map (PDF, 109 KB) (January 2014)

Registers of Deeds file and issue:

  • Copies of birth and death records for events occurring in that county.
  • Copies of birth and death records for Wisconsin events for persons residing in that county at the time of the event.
  • Copies of marriage records for marriages that occurred in that county.
  • Copies of declaration and termination of domestic partnership records registered in that county.

New  Milwaukee and West Allis City Vital Records Offices
Listing (PDF, 28 KB)  Map  (PDF, 88 KB) (January 2014)

Milwaukee and West Allis City Vital Records Offices file and issue:

  • Copies of birth and death records for events occurring in those cities.

 County Clerks Listing (PDF, 16 KB); Map (PDF, 104 KB) (January 2013) 

  • Issue marriage licenses for persons who marry in Wisconsin.
  • Maintain public marriage applications for 10 years.
  • Issue declaration and termination of domestic partnership records under Chapter 770, Wis. Stats. for same-sex domestic partners in that county.
  • Note: See Reference Materials for County Marriage License Fee information. (August 2012)

    Note: See Reference Materials for Domestic Partnership Declaration and Termination Registration Fee information. (April 2010)


 New  Clerks of Court Listing (PDF, 65 KB); Map (PDF, 289 KB) (February 2014) 

  • File divorce/annulment certificates for divorces/annulments granted in the county court.
  • Issue copies of divorce decrees for divorces granted in the county court.
  • File court orders affecting vital records (such as: amendments, legal name changes, adoptions, and paternity adjudications.)

New  Coroners/Medical Examiners Listing (PDF, 104 KB); Map (PDF, 65 KB) (January 2014)  

  • Certify cause and manner of death on all injury and poisoning-related deaths and in other cases as mandated by state law.
  • Issue releases to cremate bodies.
  • Issue permits to disinter remains.

County Coroner/Medical Examiner Fee information (for special services like issuing cremation releases).  (PDF, 20 KB) (July 2012)

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Last Revised:  February 13, 2014