In the case of birth certificates, only those requesting a copy their own birth certificate or those requesting a birth certificate copy of a member of his/her immediate family may obtain a one. For death certificates, only members of the decedent's immediate family may obtain certified copies of death certificates.
Penalties: Any person who willfully and knowingly makes a false application for a birth certificate is guilty of a Class I felony [a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment of not more than three years and six months, or both, per s.69.24(1). Wis. Stats.].
To Obtain a Certificate in Person, go to:
City of Milwaukee Health Department - Vital Statistics
Zeidler Municipal Building
841 North Broadway, Room 115
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Fax: (414) 286-2036
Telephone: (414) 286-3516
Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. A short application will need to be completed.
For birth certificates: only the person named on the record, an immediate family member, a person with written permission from persons named on the certificate or a legal representative may obtain certified copies. Birth certificates are $20 for one and $3 for each addition that is issued at the same time on the same record.
For death certificates: Only an immediate family member, a person with written permission from an immediate family member, and a legal representative may obtain certified copies. Death certificates are $20 for one and $3 for each additional that is issued at the same time on the same record.
ONE of these:
· Wisconsin driver’s license
· Wisconsin photo ID
· Out-of-state driver’s license or photo ID card
TWO of these:
· Government issued employee ID card or badge with photo
· US passport
· Check or bank book
· Major credit card
· Health insurance card
· Recent dated, signed lease
· Recent utility bill or traffic ticket