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Statewide Availability of Marriage Certificates to Expand

Post Date:12/23/2019 7:54 AM

For Immediate Release


Source and Contact Information:
Jim Krebs, Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds


Statewide Availability of Marriage Certificates to Expand

Jim Krebs, Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds, announces that it will soon be easier to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate.  Effective Jan. 2, 2020 - individuals married in Wisconsin will be able to go to any Wisconsin Register of Deeds office to obtain their marriage certificate.  

Krebs explains that the increased availability of marriage certificates is part of a broader goal to provide statewide access to all eligible vital records, which include: birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.

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 September 1, 2013.  Certificates of divorce are available statewide for divorces occurring on or after January 1, 2016 to present.  The State Vital Records Office continues to work with Register of Deeds offices to add or update specific vital records on demand.

Krebs adds 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 or visit their website to receive more information about the statewide availability of records.