Vital Records Now Issued


Birth, marriage, death and divorce records easier to obtain in Monroe County

 Statewide issuance of vital records became effective January 3, 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.

Statewide issuance allows the Register of Deeds to provide a simpler and more efficient method of serving our customers.

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.

The State Vital Records Office is working with Register of Deeds offices around the State to develop a process for loading specific vital records on demand until all historic records are converted.