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Wisconsin Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Wisconsin, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

The following people may request death certificates from the state of Wisconsin:

  • Parent
  • Spouse/domestic partner
  • Sibling
  • Grandparent
  • Child
  • Legal guardian or custodian (legal proof is required)
  • Representative of any of the above (written and notarized authorization is required)
  • One who requires the record for the determination or protection of a personal or property right (proof is required)

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $20.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $3.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "State of WIs. Vital Records." Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your address
  • Type of current, government-issued photo ID you are submitting
  • Photo ID number
  • Photocopy of current, government-issued photo ID
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Purpose for which the certificate is requested
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Occupation
  • Spouse's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Father's name

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application, the appropriate fee, and a business-size self-addressed stamped envelope to:

State Vital Records Office

P.O. Box 309

Madison, WI 53701-0309

In Person:
You can request a certified death certificate in person at the State Vital Records office, located at:

1 West Wilson Street, Room 158

Madison, WI 53703

The office is open from 8:00 am until 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Wisconsin death certificate.

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