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VITAL RECORDS: VITAL RECORDS STATEWIDE ISSUANCE

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FEES FOR VITAL RECORDS: FIRST copy is $20.00.
Each additional copy of the same record (at the time of purchase) is $3.00.
NOTE: it is illegal to make a photocopy of a certified record.


Brown County's vital statistics are filed by the Register of Deeds to include all births, deaths, and marriages. The vital statistics section also files and records military discharge records for veterans.

Effective January 1, 2017: 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.
Not all vital records will be eligible for statewide issuance: some special service records are excluded. 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 June 21, 2015 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.

All requests for copies are processed the same day they are received and are mailed to the requestor the same day or the following business day. Requestors usually receive their copies one to three days following receipt of request.

Access to the genealogy research area is on a first come, first serve basis. All researchers must complete an "Application for Records Search" and present acceptable identification prior to entering the research area.

New: effective August 1, 2009 Domestic Partnership Agreements will also be filed in the Register of Deeds Office.

Effective April 1, 2011 all United States birth certificates submitted for minor and adult passport applications must contain the name of the parent(s) in addition to all previous requirements. All United States birth certificates must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Show the full name of the parent(s).
2. Be issued by the office of vital statistics of the state, county or city where the birth occurred.
3. Show the full name of the child at birth.
4. Bear the embossed, impressed, multi-colored, or raised seal and signature of the issuing authority.
5. Indicate a registration or file date that is within one year of the birth.
6. Be an original and certified document - NOTARIZED COPIES AND PHOTO COPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

All certified copies of a birth certificates purchased from the Brown County Register of Deeds Office meets these federal requirements if purchased from 2010 forward. Some certified copies purchased prior to 2010 may not include full name of the parent(s). Refunds will not be given for any records purchased prior to 2010 that do not have full parent(s) information.


Contact:  Phone: 920-448-4474
Fax: 920-448-4449
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Mailing Address:  Brown County Register of Deeds
305 E. Walnut Street, Room 260
P.O. Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
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Physical Address:  Brown County Register of Deeds
305 E. Walnut Street, Room 260
Green Bay, WI 54301
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Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Birth, Death, Marriage Copies 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Genealogy area open for public research 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on major holidays.

Order Birth, Death, Marriage, Domestic Partnership
Where to Get Vital Records
Genealogy Info
IDENTITY THEFT INFO
International Travel Info
Social Security Online
State Historical Society
Wisconsin Vital Records
 
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