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.

State Office of Vitals Records is closed to the public for all in-person services, effective March 19, 2020, at 8 a.m.

All customer counter services along with in-person research appointments at the State Office of Vital Records are suspended until further notice. Mail, online, and phone services are still available. Mail orders should be sent to the State Vital Records Office, PO Box 309, Madison, WI 53701-0309.

If you have a court imposed deadline or have additional questions, please email dhsvitalrecords@dhs.wisconsin.gov or call 608-266-1373.

 

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 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


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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 2020:

January 1, Wednesday, New Year's Day

January 20, Monday, Martin Luther King Day

May 25, Monday, Memorial Day

September 7, Monday, Labor Day

November 26, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day

December 24, Thursday, Christmas Eve Day

December 25, Friday, Christmas Day

December 31, Thursday, New Year's Eve Day

 

Last Revised: May 29, 2020