Vital Records Access Statewide

Post Date:12/15/2016 1:23 PM
December 15, 2016

Local Vital Records Office Statewide Issuance Press Release

Kathryn Christenson, Eau Claire County Register of Deeds, would like to announce that statewide issuance of vital records becomes effective January 3, 2017. Statewide issuance of vital records allows Register of Deeds offices to issue records of birth, death, marriage, divorce, from all Wisconsin counties, if the records are enabled in the Statewide Vital Records Information System.

Christenson adds that not all vital records will be eligible for statewide issuance; some small numbers of special service records are excluded. For those that are eligible, not all may be in the system and available for statewide issuance as of January 3, 2017. The State Vital Records Office is working with Register of Deeds offices to develop a process for loading specific vital records on demand until all historic records are converted. Christenson advises individuals to contact their local Register of Deeds to receive more information about statewide issuance.

Christenson explains that Statewide issuance will aid in providing an easier and more efficient method for serving our customers, as well as provide better access to Wisconsin vital records. Christenson thanks the public for their support and patience as their office works through the implementation of this new service.

For more information please contact Eau Claire County Register of Deeds: 715-839-4745
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