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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Register of Deeds Update on Obtaining Birth and Marriage Certificates for REAL ID

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security extended the REAL ID deadline to October 21, 2021. To learn more about REAL ID requirements and use, visit: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id. To make your Wisconsin Driver’s License a REAL ID, the Department of Transportation requires certified copies of birth certificates and, if needed, marriage licenses. These can be obtained at any Register of Deeds office. You can also receive these via mail by ordering online at https://www.vitalchek.com/order_main.aspx. (Both options are for births and marriages that occurred in Wisconsin only.) Walworth County Register of Deeds accepts in-person requests from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and requires at least one form of valid identification which contains your current name. Requests can take 15-20 minutes to complete, and only one person is allowed in the office at a time. You can expedite this process by calling ahead and letting the office know you are coming and what you will need. The number is 262-741-4233.

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