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Detailed Information for : Birth Certificate
Description:
An official record of a birth.  
License Type:
Certified or Uncertified  
Duration:
Certificate does not expire.  
Fees:
The cost for the search, which includes one copy of the birth certificate, if found, is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, purchased at the same time as the first copy are $3.00 each. The cost is the same whether you request a certified or uncertified copy of the birth certificate. The fees are not refundable if no record is found.

Read more on expedited services.  
Required Documentation:
Identification is required to apply for and receive copies of vital records (at 1 West Wilson Street, Room 158, Madison).

The acceptable forms of identification are:

One of these:
  • Wisconsin driver's license,
  • Wisconsin photo I.D. card, or
  • Government-issued employee I.D. card or badge with photograph.
    OR
    Two of these:
  • Out-of-state driver's license or photo I.D. card,
  • Check or bank book,
  • Lease signed by you,
  • Bill addressed to you, and/or
  • Traffic ticket.

    All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted.
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    Additional Information:
    For more information about certificates, how to obtain copies quickly and how you can conduct self-searches of our records, visit the Vital Records website.  
    Instructions:
    Visit our website for instructions on how to request a copy of a certificate in person, by mail or by fax or call our information line at (608) 266-1371.  
    Application Form(s):
    In person and mail requests use: Birth Certificate Application.

    If faxing a request (which is an expedited service) use: Fax Birth Certificate Application.  
    Wisconsin Statutes:
    Collection of Statistics, Chapter 69  
    Administrative Rules/Codes:
    Contact Information
    Contact:
    Vital Records
    Home Page:
    E-mail :
    Hours of Operation:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday  
    Phone:
    (608)266-1373  
    Fax:
    (608)255-2035  
    TTY/TDD:
     
    Mail Address:
    PO Box 309, Madison, WI 53701-0309  
    Street Address:
    1 West Wilson Street, Room 158, Madison, WI 53702  
    Agency Web Site:
     
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    For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at http://www.wisconsinsbdc.org or phone them at 608-263-7680.


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