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Wisconsin Marriage Records

Wisconsin marriage records can be ordered from the state Department of Health Services. You can also order them online from websites which specialize in providing vital records to the public on payment of a fee.

ID Required to Order Wisconsin Marriage Records
When you place an order for a marriage record, you need to provide a copy of government-issued photo ID. You can use your state-issued driver’s license, a Wisconsin ID (with photo), or an out-of-state driver’s license for this purpose.

If you don’t have one of these forms of ID, you can substitute two of the following in its place:

Wisconsin Marriage License Records

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Fee to Order Wisconsin Marriage Records
The marriage certificate search fee is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $3.00 each. This amount is payable whether the requested certificate is located or not.

Order a Wisconsin Marriage Certificate in Person
You can place your order in person by visiting the Vital Records Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday at:
1 West Wilson Street
Room 158
Madison, Wisconsin

Orders placed before 2:00 p.m. will be filled the same day. If you place your order after 2 p.m, it will be filled before 10 a.m, the next business day.

Order a Wisconsin Marriage Record by Mail
To place an order by mail, send your request to:
Wisconsin Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309

You will need to include a photocopy of your ID and a personal check or money order payable to “Wis. Vital Records” with your order. Do not send cash in the mail. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your order.
Normal processing time for mail-in orders is one month. Expedited service is not available for requests received by mail.

Order Wisconsin Marriage Records by Fax
Expedited service is available if you place an order by fax. The fee for this service is $20.00, plus the standard fee to order a marriage record. Call (608) 266-1373 to have an application faxed to you. Once you have filled out the form, fax it to the number listed at the top of the document. You will also need to include a copy of your photo ID.

You will need to provide your credit card information, and you will be charged an additional $6.00 as a credit card processing fee. You can request that the marriage record be forwarded to you by UPS for an additional cost of $17.50 within the continental US.

Ordering Wisconsin marriage records online is another method available to you. You can place your order on a 24/7 basis without being charged any extra fees. There are a number of reputable sites which can provide this service to you quickly and efficiently. This is the most efficient way to place an order, so why not go ahead and take the next step today?