Department Hours
Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Genealogy Search Hours

Due to a scanning project, genealogy hours will be suspended until the end of October. Before coming in, please contact our office to ensure searching is available.

Register of Deeds - Birth, Death or Marriage Request

Requesting a Vital Record (Birth, Death or Marriage Certificates)

 

   Applications 

Birth, Death or Marriage

Fees

Payments

 

In Person

112 E Edgewater St

Portage, WI 53901

 

Office Hrs: 8am-4:30pm

Monday – Friday

 

$20 for first copy of each record

$3 for each additional copy of the same record

Cash, Debit or Credit Cards are accepted (there is a fee to use a Debit or Credit Card)

No Personal Checks

 

 

By Mail

 

PO Box 133

Portage, WI 53901

 

Must send completed application and copy of acceptable ID (see bottom).

 

$20 for first copy of each record

$3 for each additional copy of the same record

 

Money Order or Cashier’s Check made out to Register of Deeds.

No Personal Checks

 

Online

 

Online Orders are processed through Vitalchek

 

$20 for first copy of each record

$3 for each additional copy of the same record

 

$10 fee to use Vitalchek

Only Debit or Credit Cards are  accepted for this option

Acceptable Forms of Identification: At least one form of identification must show your name and address. Expired documents will not be accepted. Original documents are required to apply in person.

ONE of the following: 

  • Wisconsin driver's license   

  • Wisconsin ID card
  • Out-of-state driver's license/ID card

or TWO of the following:

  • U.S. government-issued photo ID
  • Passport
  • Checkbook/bank statement
  • Health insurance card
  • Current, dated, signed lease
  • Utility bill or traffic ticket
  • Paycheck or earnings