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Register of Deeds

Sandy Fischer

E-mail Sandy

Phone - (715) 627-6209
Fax - (715) 627-6270
Courthouse
800 Clermont Street
Antigo, WI  54409

Office hours -  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm - Monday through Friday

E-mail Kelly Novak - Deputy Register of Deeds

E-mail Chet Haatvedt - Deputy Register of Deeds

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BIRTH CERTIFICATES

DEATH CERTIFICATES

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

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Request for a Birth Certificate

How do I request copies of birth certificates?

Wisconsin law requires that applications for copies of birth certificates include both a signature and the appropriate fees. Therefore, the Register of Deeds Office cannot accept applications through this Web site, by e-mail, or by telephone. This applies to both information from and copies of birth certificates.

You can apply for a copy of a birth certificate two ways: in person, or by mail.

In Person:

You can apply in person for a copy of a birth certificate at the Register of Deeds office, Courthouse, 800 Clermont Street, Antigo, Wisconsin. The Register of Deeds office is open from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. (C.S.T.), Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

Applications are available in our office or you may fill out the birth certificate application form (PDF) and bring with you.

Identification is required to pick up certified copies of vital records in person. The acceptable forms of identification are:

Requires ONE of the following:

  • Wisconsin driver’s license with photo
  • Wisconsin I.D. with photo
  • Out -of-state driver's license /I.D. with photo

OR

Requires TWO of the following:

  • Government-issued employee I.D. badge with photo
  • U.S. passport

    Checkbook/bankbook,

  • Major credit card

    Health insurance card

  • Recent dated, signed lease

  • Utility bill or traffic ticket

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted.

You do not have to present identification if the certificate copies are mailed to you. There is no additional charge for postage.

The cost for the record if found, is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, purchased at the same time as the first, are $3.00 each. The cost is the same whether you request a certified or uncertified copy of the birth certificate.

By Mail:

Applications for copies of birth certificates should be mailed to:

Register of Deeds
Courthouse
800 Clermont Street
Antigo, WI  54409

Please use the birth certificate application form (PDF), or contact us and we can fax a form.

Incomplete or unsigned forms will be returned unprocessed.

The cost for the record is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, requested at the same time as the first, are $3.00 each. The cost is the same whether you request a certified or an uncertified copy of the birth certificate.

You must enclose a personal check or money order made payable to the Register of Deeds Office. Please do not send cash.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with your request.

What is a certified copy of a birth certificate?

A certified copy of a birth certificate issued by the Register of Deeds Office will have a raised seal, will show the signature of the Register of Deeds, and will be printed on security paper. A certified copy is required to obtain a state-issued driver’s license or identification, a passport, or insurance benefits, or to travel to some foreign countries.

State law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate. A certified copy may be issued to:

  • The person named on the record
  • The spouse of the person named on the record,
  • A parent of the person named on the record,
  • A child of the person named on the record,
  • A grandparent of the person named on the record

A person authorized in writing by one of the above. The written authorization must accompany the request and the relationship of the authorizing party to the subject on the record must be clearly explained, or

A person who can demonstrate that the record is required to protect a personal or property right.

If you do not meet one of the above Criteria, you cannot receive a certified copy of a birth certificate.

How do I obtain an apostille for a birth certificate?

An apostille is a specific authenticating certificate that is required by certain countries. In Wisconsin, an apostille is issued by the Office of The Wisconsin Secretary of State. Information on how to obtain an apostille is available on the web site of the Office of the Secretary of State at http://www.sos.state.wi.us/apostilles.htm or by calling (608) 266-5503.

How do I get a copy of a pre-adoptive birth certificate?

Once an adoption has taken place, the original birth certificated and the accompanying paperwork are impounded and can only be released by court order or through the Adoption Search Program is available on the Internet at http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/children/adoption/default.htm or by calling (608) 266-7163.

How do I request a birth certificate if the birth occurred in another state or country?

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office has certificates only for births that occurred in Wisconsin or for Foreign-born children who were adopted in Wisconsin. You can find information on obtaining certificates from other states or U.S. territories on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm .

For information on obtaining birth documentation for a birth that occurred outside of the United States or U.S. territories, you can find information an the sites listed below:

  1. If you are requesting a copy of a birth certificate on file in the country of birth, you may contact the U.S. Embassy in that country or that country’s consulate located in the United States.

Reminder: This document will most likely be completed in the official language of the country of birth.

Addresses and telephone numbers for consular offices in the U.S. can be found on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco .

For U.S. citizens born abroad, if you need a replacement copy of the Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America, you can find information at the following U.S. Department of State Web site: http://travel.state.gov/law/family_issues/birth/birth_593.html .

How can I contact the Langlade County Register of Deeds Office directly?

If you have a question that is not answered on this Web site, please contact us directly in one of the following ways:

  • E-Mail one of us using the e-mail provided at the top of the page
  • Call (C.S.T.), Monday through Friday, (715) 627-6209 during the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Mail to: Langlade County Register of Deeds Office, 800 Clermont Street, Antigo, WI 54409-1947

How can I protect myself against identity theft?

The new Wisconsin Office of Privacy Protection (exit DHS) can help you learn how to protect yourself against identity theft. It can also provide help if you have been victimized. The Office of Privacy Protection is a joint effort of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Financial institutions.

On the Web: http://privacy.wi.gov (exit DHS) Telephone: 1-800-422-7128.

Request for a Death Certificate

How do I request copies of death certificates?

Wisconsin law requires that applications for copies of death certificates include both a signature and the appropriate fees. Therefore, the Register of Deeds Office cannot accept applications through this Web site, by e-mail, or by telephone. This applies to both information from and copies of death certificates.

You can apply for a copy of a death certificate two ways: in person, or by mail. If you still have questions after reading the information below, please contact us.

In Person:

You can apply in person for a copy of a death certificate at 800 Clermont Street, Antigo, Wisconsin. The Register of Deeds office is open from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. (C.S.T.), Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

Applications are available in our office or you may fill out the death certificate application form (PDF) and bring with you.

Identification is required to pick up certified copies of vital records in person. The acceptable forms of identification are:

Requires ONE of the following:

  • Wisconsin driver’s license with photo
  • Wisconsin I.D. with photo
  • Out -of-state driver's license /I.D. with photo

OR

Requires TWO of the following:

  • Government-issued employee I.D. badge with photo
  • U.S. passport
  • Checkbook/bankbook,
  • Major credit card
  • Health insurance card
  • Recent dated, signed lease
  • Utility bill or traffic ticket

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted.

You do not have to present identification if the certificate copies are mailed to you. There is no additional charge for postage.

The cost for the record is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, purchased at the same time as the first, are $3.00 each. The cost is the same whether you request a certified or uncertified copy of the death certificate.

By Mail:

Applications for copies of death certificates should be mailed to:

Register of Deeds Office 800 Clermont Street Antigo, WI 54409-1947

Please use the death certificate application form (PDF), or request an application by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address:

Incomplete or unsigned forms will be returned unprocessed.

The cost for the record is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, requested at the same time as the first, are $3.00 each. The cost is the same whether you request a certified or an uncertified copy of the death certificate.

You must enclose a personal check or money order made payable to the Register of Deeds Office. Please do not send cash.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with your request.

What is a certified copy of a death certificate?

A certified copy of a death certificate issued by our office will have a raised seal, will show the signature of the Register of Deeds, and will be printed on security paper. A certified copy may be required to settle an estate or claim insurance benefits.

State law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate. A certified copy may be issued to:

  • The person named on the record
  • The spouse of the person named on the record
  • A parent of the person named on the record
  • A child of the person named on the record
  • A grandparent of the person named on the record,

A person authorized in writing by one of the above. The written authorization must accompany the request and the relationship of the authorizing party to the subject on the record must be clearly explained, or

A person who can demonstrate that the record is required to protect a personal or property right.

If you do not meet one of the above criteria, you cannot receive a certified copy of a death certificate.

How do I obtain an apostille for a death certificate?

An apostille is a specific authenticating certificate that is required by certain countries. In Wisconsin, an apostille is issued by the Office of The Wisconsin Secretary of State. Information on how to obtain an apostille is available on the web site of the Office of the Secretary of State at http://www.sos.state.wi.us/apostilles.htm or by calling (608) 266-5503.

How do I request a death certificate if the death occurred in another state or country?

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office has certificates only for deaths that occurred in Wisconsin. You can find information on obtaining certificates from other states or U.S. territories on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm .

For information on obtaining death documentation for a death that occurred outside of the United States or U.S. territories, you can find information an the sites listed below:

  • If you are requesting a copy of a death certificate on file in that country, you may contact the U.S. Embassy in that country or that country’s consulate located in the United States.

Reminder: This document will most likely be completed in the official language of the country of death.

Addresses and telephone numbers for consular offices in the U.S. can be found on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco .

Request for a Marriage Certificate

How do I request copies of marriage certificates?

Wisconsin law requires that applications for copies of marriage certificates include both a signature and the appropriate fees. Therefore, the Register of Deeds Office cannot accept applications through this Web site, by e-mail, or by telephone. This applies to both information from and copies of marriage certificates.

You can apply for a copy of a marriage certificate two ways: in person, or by mail. If you still have questions after reading the information below, please contact us.

In Person:

You can apply in person for a copy of a marriage certificate at 800 Clermont Street, Antigo, Wisconsin. The Register of Deeds office is open from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. (C.S.T.), Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

Applications are available in our office or you may fill out the marriage application form (PDF) and bring with you.

Identification is required to pick up certified copies of vital records in person. The acceptable forms of identification are:

Requires ONE of the following:

  • Wisconsin driver’s license with photo
  • Wisconsin I.D. with photo
  • Out -of-state driver's license /I.D. with photo

OR

Requires TWO of the following:

  • Government-issued employee I.D. badge with photo
  • U.S. passport
  • Checkbook/bankbook,
  • Major credit card
  • Health insurance card
  • Recent dated, signed lease
  • Utility bill or traffic ticket

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted.

By Mail:

Applications for copies of marriage certificates should be mailed to:

Register of Deeds Office
Courthouse
800 Clermont Street
Antigo, WI  54409

Please use the marriage certificate application form (PDF), or request an application by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address:

Incomplete or unsigned forms will be returned unprocessed.

The cost for the record is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, requested at the same time as the first, are $3.00 each. The cost is the same whether you request a certified or an uncertified copy of the marriage certificate.

You must enclose a personal check or money order made payable to the Register of Deeds Office. Please do not send cash.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with your request.

What is a certified copy of a marriage certificate?

A certified copy of a marriage certificate issued by our office will have a raised seal, will show the signature of the Register of Deeds, and will be printed on security paper.

State law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate. A certified copy may be issued to:

  • The person named on the record
  • The spouse of the person named on the record
  • A parent of the person named on the record
  • A child of the person named on the record
  • A grandparent of the person named on the record

A person authorized in writing by one of the above. The written authorization must accompany the request and the relationship of the authoring party to the subject on the record must be clearly explained, or

A person who can demonstrate that the record is required to protect a personal or property right.

If you do not meet one of the above criteria, you cannot receive a certified copy of a marriage certificate.

How do I obtain an apostille for a marriage certificate?

An apostille is a specific authenticating certificate that is required by certain countries. In Wisconsin, an apostille is issued by the Office of The Wisconsin Secretary of State. Information on how to obtain an apostille is available on the web site of the Office of the Secretary of State at http://www.sos.state.wi.us/apostilles.htm or by calling (608) 266-5503.

How do I request a marriage certificate if the marriage occurred in another state or country?

The Wisconsin Vital Records Office has certificates only for marriages that occurred in Wisconsin. You can find information on obtaining certificates from other states or U.S. territories on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm .

For information on obtaining marriage documentation for a marriage that occurred outside of the United States or U.S. territories, you can find information an the sites listed below:

  • If you are requesting a copy of a marriage certificate on file in that country, you may contact the U.S. Embassy in that country or that country’s consulate located in the United States.

Reminder: This document will most likely be completed in the official language of the country of marriage.

Addresses and telephone numbers for consular offices in the U.S. can be found on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco .

Genealogy Services

How can I search indexes and certificates in person?

The Langlade County Register of Deeds Office allows in-person searching (800 Clermont Street in Antigo). To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (715) 627-6209, between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. (Central Time), Monday through Friday. If you still have questions after reading the information below, please contact us.

Policy for On-Site Searching:

  • Two persons are allowed in the search area at one time. This office reserves the right to alter the number of searchers allowed in the area.
  • First-time searchers will be provided an orientation to the archives upon request.
  • No cell phones or cameras are allowed in search area.
  • Children under 12 are not allowed in the search area.
  • Each searcher must register each day he or she enters the search area. The searcher must be prepared to show proper identification. The acceptable forms of identification are:

Requires ONE of the following:

  • Wisconsin driver’s license with photo
  • Wisconsin I.D. with photo
  • Out -of-state driver's license /I.D. with photo

OR

Requires TWO of the following:

  • Government-issued employee I.D. badge with photo
  • U.S. passport
  • Checkbook/bankbook,
  • Major credit card
  • Health insurance card
  • Recent dated, signed lease
  • Utility bill or traffic ticket

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted.

Where else are Wisconsin vital records available?

Birth, death, and marriage certificates for events that occurred prior to 1907 are available for viewing at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. Information on the Wisconsin Historical Archives can be found on the Internet at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/index.html.

What are the earliest filed vital records?

Registration of events prior to 1907 was voluntary and vital records were not filed for most events. It has been estimated that less than 50% of the records were prepared and submitted for permanent filing before that time. Records are not on file for events that occurred before the dates listed in the following table.

Earliest Registration Dates by County

County

Births

Deaths

Marriages

County

Births

Deaths

Marriages

Adams

1857

1876

1857

Manitowoc

1858

1864

1859

Ashland

1876

1877

1874

Marathon

1870

1868

1865

Barron

1877

1877

1868

Marinette

1874

1879

1878

Bayfield

1879

1870

1869

Marquette

1864

1876

1863

Brown

1814

1834

1823

Milwaukee

1835

1872

1851

Buffalo

1855

1873

1856

Monroe

1877

1876

1856

Burnett

1853

1846

1869

Oconto

1876

1872

1855

Calumet

1858

1856

1850

Oneida

1887

1888

1877

Chippewa

1858

1855

1869

Outagamie

1856

1869

1855

Clark

1869

1877

1857

Ozaukee

1852

1849

1855

Columbia

1860

1877

1849

Pepin

1863

1877

1857

Crawford

1858

1876

1862

Pierce

1870

1876

1851

Dane

1860

1876

1839

Polk

1867

1865

1855

Dodge

1870

1852

1843

Portage

1866

1875

1859

Door

1852

1856

1860

Price

1880

1879

1880

Douglas

1861

1877

1854

Racine

1877

1880

1839

Dunn

1870

1877

1858

Richland

1875

1876

1864

Eau Claire

1870

1876

1857

Rock

1856

1871

1847

Florence

1882

1882

1882

Rusk

1900

1901

1901

Fond du Lac

1879

1854

1844

St. Croix

1858

1876

1852

Forest

1891

1871

1889

Sauk

1864

1876

1852

Grant

1870

1876

1842

Sawyer

1869

1883

1883

Green

1862

1874

1838

Shawano

1862

1873

1848

Green Lake

1864

1877

1858

Sheboygan

1852

1854

1852

Iowa

1876

1871

1836

Taylor

1877

1877

1875

Iron

1886

1887

1858

Trempealeau

1845

1847

1856

Jackson

1876

1876

1858

Vernon

1863

1878

1855

Jefferson

1852

1856

1844

Vilas

1889

1889

1893

Juneau

1877

1876

1844

Walworth

1872

1872

1839

Kenosha

1876

1876

1850

Washburn

1883

1883

1883

Kewaunee

1861

1873

1857

Washington

1859

1873

1846

La Crosse

1877

1876

1851

Waukesha

1860

1872

1846

Lafayette

1854

1877

1847

Waupaca

1858

1848

1852

Langlade

1882

1868

1881

Waushara

1859

1876

1852

Lincoln

1875

1871

1875

Winnebago

1876

1876

1860

Menominee became a county in 1961.

Wood

1871

1872

1844