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Vital Records: Services

In-person counter services closed

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office has closed our in-person services. Vital Records services, including requests for birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates, are available by U.S. mail, online through VitalChek, or by phone through VitalChek at 877-885-2981.

Appointments can still be made for in-person genealogy research.

Vital records in Wisconsin

This is the official state of Wisconsin vital records website.

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office is responsible for Wisconsin vital records. This includes filing, preserving, protecting, changing, and issuing copies. Records include birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates. Also included are records of declaration and termination of domestic partnerships. If you need a copy of a vital record, see the below information.

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office offers several options for obtaining your records. We accept requests by U.S. mail, online through VitalChek, or by phone through VitalChek at 877-885-2981.

You can also get vital records through local Vital Records Offices. This includes 72 county Register of Deeds offices and two City Health Offices (Milwaukee and West Allis). Not all records are available. See their websites below for more information.

Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association website

Milwaukee City Health Office website

West Allis City Health Office website

Online services

VitalChek Network Inc. completes online and phone services orders. VitalChek charges an extra fee for these orders. Online orders are completed in about five business days.

Order records online

Call VitalChek at 877-885-2981 to place an order by phone.

Mail-in services

To apply by mail, select an application form or review the detailed information on how to request a record.

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

Related resources

Copies of Vital Records

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Learn how to order Wisconsin birth, death, marriage, and divorce records from October 1907 to now.

Amending records

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Learn how to correct or amend a Wisconsin birth, death or marriage record.


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Do you plan to research your family history? View the policy for conducting research at the state Vital Records Office.

Office closure dates

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office will be closed on the days shown below for 2024:

  • January 1, Monday: New Year’s Day
  • January 15, Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • May 27, Monday: Memorial Day
  • July 4, Thursday: Fourth of July
  • September 2, Monday: Labor Day
  • November 28, Thursday: Thanksgiving Day
  • December 24, Tuesday: Christmas Eve Day
  • December 25, Wednesday: Christmas Day
  • December 31, Tuesday: New Year’s Eve Day
  • January 1, 2025, Wednesday: New Year's Day


Last revised April 14, 2024