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Birth and Death Certificates

Certificates may be purchased in one of the following ways:

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About Milwaukee's Vital Statistics Office

The City of Milwaukee Health Department Vital Statistics Office records 12,000 Milwaukee occurrence births and 4,500 Milwaukee occurrence deaths per year. Vital Statistics operations are governed by Chapter 69 of the Wisconsin state statutes. We have birth records dating back to 1893 and deaths back to 1869.   We have birth records for City of Milwaukee resident births; i.e. if you lived in the City of Milwaukee when the birth occurred, or if you were born at a City of Milwaukee hospital.   We have death records for anyone who died at a City of Milwaukee hospital, institution or residence.    This office does NOT have marriage or divorce records.    These are only available at the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds office on 9th and State.

Forms and instructions are available for adding the husband's name if the parents marry after the birth.  A packet is available for those immediate family members who wish to act as funeral directors in handling the final disposition of a loved one. Help is available for those persons who are attempting to file a delayed birth certificate.   The office also has a Notary Public official on staff.    The office is open Monday through Friday, 8AM - 4:30PM, accepting applications until 4:15PM.

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.].


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