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 now 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.
Online and phone orders are processed through VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek charges an additional fee for using this service. Online orders are fulfilled in approximately one to three 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
For more information, select a topic on the left sidebar or choose a quick link below.
Find out how to apply for a copy of a vital record.
Learn how to amend a vital record.
Research your family background.
Office Closure Dates
The Wisconsin Vital Records Office will be closed on the days shown below for 2021:
|January 1, Friday||New Year's Day|
|January 18, Monday||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|May 31, Monday||Memorial Day|
|July 5, Monday||Fourth of July, observed|
|September 6, Monday||Labor Day|
|November 25, Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 24, Friday||Christmas Eve Day|
|December 31, Friday||New Year's Eve Day|