Milwaukee Health Department to Offer Birth and Death Certificates for All Wisconsin Residents

Beginning January 3, 2017, the City of Milwaukee Health Department will be able to provide certificates for all Wisconsin births and deaths.

According to the Milwaukee Health Department this will make it easier for area residents who need duplicates for travel, driver’s license applications, school enrollment, insurance and other legal needs to access certified copies.

Previously, the MHD was able to provide certificates for most births and deaths occurring in the city of Milwaukee, and has city birth records dating back to 1893 and death records back to 1896.

Certificates can be purchased in person at the City of Milwaukee Health Department Office of Vital Statistics (841 N. Broadway, 1st Floor) or by mail, fax or email application at a cost of $20 for the first copy and $3 for each additional copy purchased at the same time. Those applying for a certificate will need to provide an acceptable form of identification, such as a current driver’s license or photo ID.

Find a list of additional forms of identification accepted as well as applications for birth and death certificates at

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