Vital Records Services

This is the official State of Wisconsin Vital Records website.
The Wisconsin Vital Records Office is responsible for filing, preserving, protecting, changing, and issuing copies of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce certificates, and records of declaration of domestic partnership and termination of domestic partnership for events that occur in Wisconsin. This site provides information on obtaining copies of vital records, searching our records in person, and other available services.

In-person counter service is available by appointment.

Counter services do not include in-person research appointments; in-person research remains suspended at this time.

To schedule an appointment, please call 608-266-1373 and press option 4 to reach our customer service staff.

Customers are still encouraged to utilize our mail and online services when possible.


Order Online from VitalChekOnline and phone orders are processed through VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek charges an additional fee for using this service. Online orders are fulfilled in approximately five business days.

To place an order by phone through VitalChek, please call 877-885-2981.

Vital records may also be obtained through Local Vital Records Offices, which include 72 County Register of Deeds and 2 City Health Offices (Milwaukee and West Allis). Record availability varies by event type and event date. See their websites below for detailed information.

Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association website
Milwaukee City Health Office website
West Allis City Health Office website

Notice Regarding Two-Parent Birth Certificates for Married Same-Sex Couples Who Conceived by Artificial Insemination (PDF)

For more information, select a topic on the left sidebar or choose a quick link below.

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Request a Record

Find out how to apply for a copy of a vital record.

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Amend a Record

Learn how to amend a vital record.

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Genealogy Research

Research your family background.

Office Closure Dates

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office will be closed on the days shown below for 2022:

January 17, Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 30, Monday Memorial Day
July 4, Monday Fourth of July
September 5, Monday Labor Day
November 24, Thursday Thanksgiving Day
December 26, Monday Christmas Day, observed
January 2, 2023, Monday New Year's Day, observed



Last Revised: January 13, 2022