Vital Record Certificates

Note: It is a felony to copy or reproduce these certificates per Wisconsin State Statute 69.24(1).

Expedited Service

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Wood County Register of Deeds has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website; www.vitalchek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

Regular Service via Mail

For births, deaths, marriages or domestic partnership declarations/terminations that occurred in Wood County:

  1. Download and print one of the following Vital Record application forms.
  2. Complete all parts of the appropriate form.
  3. Enclose the following in an envelope:
    • The completed form you printed.
    • A self-addressed stamped envelope.
    • A money order or cashiers check payable to "Register of Deeds".
      PLEASE NOTE: PERSONAL CHECKS, DEBIT CARDS AND CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
    • A photocopy of your valid photo ID.
  4. Mail the completed form and payment to:
    Wood County Register of Deeds
    PO Box 8095
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095

Certificate Application Forms

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Birth Certificate
Death Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Declaration of Domestic Partnership Certificate
Termination of Domestic Partnership Certificate

The files listed above are in Microsoft Word format. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download a free Word Viewer from Microsoft.

Haga clic aquí para versiones en español.

Certificate Copy Fees

  • Birth Certificate - $20.00
    Additional copy ordered at the same time as the first copy - $3.00 each.
  • Marriage Certificate - $20.00
    Additional copy ordered at the same time as the first copy - $3.00 each.
  • Domestic Partnership Declaration or Termination - $20.00
    Additional copy ordered at the same time as the first copy - $3.00 each.
  • Death Certificate - $20.00
    Additional copy ordered at the same time as the first copy - $3.00 each.

Required Identification

Identification is required to pick up certified copies of vital records in person. The acceptable forms of identification are:

ONE OF THESE:

  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license
  • Valid Wisconsin photo ID card
  • Valid Government-issued employee ID card or badge with photograph.

OR TWO OF THESE:

  • Valid out-of-state driver's license or photo ID card
  • Check or bank book
  • Lease signed by you
  • Bill addressed to you
  • Traffic ticket
  • Hunting/Fishing license

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted.

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