Statewide availability of marriage certificates expands


WISCONSIN – It is now easier to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate, Oneida County Register of Deeds Kyle J. Franson announced last week.

Effective as of Jan. 2, 2020, individuals married in Wisconsin are able to go to any Wisconsin Register of Deeds office to obtain their marriage certificate. Register of Deeds offices are currently able to issue birth certificates from all Wisconsin counties. Certificates of death are available statewide for deaths occurring on or after Sept. 1, 2013. Certificates of divorce are available statewide for divorces occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2016 to present.

Franson adds that while not all vital records are eligible for statewide issuance, the State Vital Records Office continues to work with Register of Deeds offices to add or update specific vital records with the goal of having all eligible records available statewide.

Franson notes that statewide issuance provides an easier and more efficient method of serving county residents by providing better access to Wisconsin vital records.

Individuals can contact the Register of Deeds office to receive more information about the statewide availability of records.

Scroll to Top