Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Partnership Certificates can be obtained at the Register of Deeds Office.
Statewide issuance of vital records allows any Register of Deeds office in the State of Wisconsin to issue records of birth, death, marriage and divorce from all Wisconsin counties. However, not all vital records will be eligible for statewide issuance.
Records included for statewide issuance and dates are as follows:
• Birth records October 1, 1907 to present
• Death records September 1, 2013 to present
• Marriage records October 1, 1907 to present
• Divorce records January 1, 2016 to present
• Tribal marriage and divorce January 1, 2016 to present
All records that do not fall within the parameters above can be obtained by the County Register of Deeds where the event occurred or by the State Vital Records Office.
The fee for vital records is $20.00 for the first copy and $3.00 for each additional copy.
There are three options available to obtain a vital record:
Apply in person:
All in-person requests are processed while you wait between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:15 PM. Applicant must show valid identification with application.
Acceptable payment - cash, personal check (in-state and #1001 or higher) and credit/debit for additional fees.
Apply by mail:
Complete the Birth application form (link below). All mail requests are processed the day they are received. Submit completed application, a photocopy valid identification and the correct fee.
Acceptable payment - personal check (in-state & #1001 or higher), cashiers check or money order.
Apply through Expedited Services:
Brown County partners with VitalChek and Official Records Online to process online vital records requests. Additional fees apply when using these services.
Expedited Services click here