DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Public Health
F-05281 (Rev. 11/2016)
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Wis. Stat. § 69.21
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WISCONSIN MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
(for Mail or In-Person Requests)
PENALTIES: Any person who illegally possesses any vital record with knowledge that the vital record has been illegally obtained is guilty of a Class I felony [a fine of not more than
$10,000 or imprisonment of not more than 3 years and 6 months, or both, per Wis. Stat. § 69.24(1)].
MAIL TO NAME - First (if different)
YOUR STREET ADDRESS (CANNOT be a P.O. Box address) Apt. No
MAIL TO ADDRESS (if different than street address) Apt. No.
DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER
TYPE OF CURRENT VALID PHOTO ID
(See item 3 on page 2.)
II. APPLICANT’S RELATIONSHIP TO
PERSON(S) NAMED ON THE CERTIFICATE
Per Wis. Stat. § 69.20(1), a CERTIFIED copy of a marriage certificate is only available to those with a “direct and tangible interest." (A–E)
CHECK ONE box which indicates YOUR RELATIONSHIP to one of the PERSONS NAMED on the marriage certificate.
A. I am one of the persons named on the marriage certificate.
B. I am a member of the immediate family of one of the persons named on the marriage certificate.
Parent Child Brother / Sister
Maternal Grandparent Paternal Grandparent
C. I am the legal custodian or guardian of one of the persons named on the marriage certificate.
D. I am a representative authorized by any person in categories A - C, including an attorney.
Specify the person you represent: ____________________________________________________________________________________
E. I can demonstrate the marriage certificate is necessary for the determination or protection of a personal or property right.
Specify your interest ______________________________________________________________________________________________
F. None of the above. I am requesting an uncertified copy. (Copy will not be valid for identity or legal purposes.)
NOTE: Grandchildren, stepparents, stepchildren, stepbrothers / stepsisters may only obtain certified copies as categories C – E.
PURPOSE FOR WHICH CERTIFICATE IS REQUESTED:
First Copy Fee ………………………………………………..………………………………………………..……………... $ 20.00 ___20.00____
Additional copies of the same certificate issued at the same time as the first copy …...…__________________ X $ 3.00 ___________
Number of Additional Copies
Submit your application materials and fee to:
Be sure to include: completed form, acceptable identification, payment,
any additional proof or authorization required
GROOM / SPOUSE 1 BIRTH NAME – First
BRIDE / SPOUSE 2 BIRTH NAME – First
DATE OF MARRIAGE (MM/DD/YYYY)
LOCATION OF MARRIAGE - County
LOCATION OF MARRIAGE – City, Village, or Township
I hereby attest that the information provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and that I am entitled to copies of
the requested marriage certificate in accordance with the categories listed above.
Important: Signature and payment are required for processing.
Register of Deeds, 901 N 9th St - Rm. 103, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Register of Deeds, 901 N. 9th St. - Rm. 103, Milwaukee, WI 53233
and a self addressed, stamped, business-size envelope
Payment must be a money order, cashier's check, personal check, or Credit Card**