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Vital Records: Local Wisconsin Government Offices Providing Services

Local government offices provide a wide range of services to Wisconsin residents. Information on the types of services offered and office locations is shown below.

Register of Deeds offices

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records are also available through Wisconsin county Register of Deeds offices. For Wisconsin birth and death records you can also contact the Milwaukee City Health Office or the West Allis City Health Office.

Records may not be always available. It depends on the event type and date.

County clerks

County Clerk Directory (PDF)

The County Board of each county sets marriage license fees. Fees are subject to change. Always check with the appropriate County Clerk about the current fees in a particular county.

Clerks of Court

Clerks of Circuit Court (PDF) and Judicial administrative districts map

  • 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, paternity adjudications)

Coroners and medical examiners

Coroners/Medical Examiners Listing (PDF) for special services like issuing cremation releases. (Oct 2022)

  • 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.

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Last revised April 16, 2024