Milwaukee (WI) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Milwaukee (WI) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Milwaukee County birth certificate mailed to you.


US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Milwaukee or in all Milwaukee County are issued a Wisconsin birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, These includes, for example, obtaining government benefits, applying for US passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, and getting married, amongst others.

If your Milwaukee, Wisconsin birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Milwaukee birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Milwaukee (WI) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Milwaukee, Wisconsin birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Milwaukee County, Wisconsin birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

  • Long-form copy of an Milwaukee, (WI) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as Birth certificate long form, or certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of an Milwaukee, (WI) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.


How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Milwaukew (WI)

To order an authorized copy of a Milwaukew (WI) birth certificate:

  • Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  • Print and sign it
  • Mail it to the Wisconsin vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of an Milwaukew (WI) Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Wisconsin (WI) Vital Records Office
1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309

Alternatively, citizens of the rest of Allegheny County (PA), Pittsburg or the rest of Pennsylvania can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Vital Records Office. Those who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours.

Register of Deeds office
901 N. 9th Street, Courthouse Room 103
Milwaukee, WI, 53233-1458

Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Milwaukee birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Milwaukee Wisconsin birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with your personal data:

  • Full name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • Date of birth
  • Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Milwaukee birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

All those born in Wisconsin that need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:
  • tate of Wisconsin Driver’s License
  • State of Wisconsin ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. or foreign issued Passport
  • Tribal or military ID card
If you do not have a government issued photo ID, you must provide a photocopy of two of the following types of documentation:
  • Bank/earnings statement
  • Current, dated, signed lease
  • Health insurance card
  • Utility bill or traffic ticket
  • Vehicle registration/title

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Milwaukee (WI) birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The individual the birth certificate refers to
  • The parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder
  • The spouse of the person named on the certificate
  • The grandparent of the person named on the record
  • The adult child or grandchild of the certificate’s subject
  • The legal representative of the individual the birth certificate refers to
  • An individual whose right to access the birth certificate has been established by a court of law

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Milwaukee birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Milwaukee (WI) Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

Wisconsin Authentications Unit address:

Pennsylvania Department of State
State Capitol B41W
Madison, WI 53703

Milwaukee Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) birth certificate carries a fee. If ordered to Wisconsin state office the fee is $20. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is $3

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Milwaukee birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.


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Milwaukee (WI) Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Milwaukee birth certificate order will be filled within 5-10 business days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Wisconsin vital records. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

Wisconsin Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Wisconsin.

Keep in mind that the Milwaukee Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.

Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

Therefore, in most cases, unless you are filing at the state vital records office, it is advisable to submit a birth certificate application at the county clerk’s office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the certified birth certificate being issued.

In some cases, applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form should they not have the file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.

FAQs About Milwaukee (WI) Birth Certificates

  • How much does a Milwaukee birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued How much does a Milwaukee birth certificate copy cost?, Wisconsin birth certificate carries a fee of $20.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Milwaukee birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same fees as the first document.

  • Where can I get a copy of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Milwaukee (WI) birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Milwaukee birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you may post your application package to the following address:

    Wisconsin (WI) Vital Records Office
    1 West Wilson Street
    P.O. Box 309
    Madison, WI 53701-0309

    The agency will then issue the Milwaukee birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Milwaukee birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office as well. Please note that the fees may vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the fees wherever you are submitting your application.

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Milwaukee?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a Milwaukee birth certificate usually takes 5-10 business days to process. Rush service is not available.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a (WI) birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the (WI) vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

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