The holder of the vital record from which uncertified photocopies may be made and issued under this paragraph may establish fees for the photocopies.
Any copy of a vital record issued under this section shall show all amendments or changes made on the record since it was filed, the date and authority of the amendment or change unless a certificate was issued for the registrant under s. 69.14 (1) (h)
or 69.15 (2)
or (4) (b)
Except as provided under par. (b)
, if the state registrar or a local registrar determines that a vital record was registered through misrepresentation or fraud, he or she may not issue any copy of the vital record prior to a determination by a court of the actual facts of the event which is the subject of the record.
A person with a direct and tangible interest in a vital record withheld by the state registrar under par. (a)
may petition the circuit court of the county in which the event which is the subject of the vital record is shown on the original record to have occurred. The petition shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the original vital record. In issuing the certified copy, the state registrar shall mark the copy to indicate that the copy is for use by the court in making its determination under this paragraph. If the court finds that the petitioner has proven that the information on the vital record is valid, the clerk of court shall report the court's determination to the state registrar on a form prescribed by the state registrar, who shall issue the certified copy.
See s. 889.18
for evidence of official records and s. 891.09
for evidence of vital statistics.
A local registrar has no power to adopt procedures that are more stringent than those directed by the state registrar for issuing certified copies of a vital record under s. 69.21 (1). 80 Atty. Gen. 35
Except as provided in sub. (6)
, the state registrar and any local registrar acting under this subchapter shall collect the following fees:
Except as provided under par. (c)
, $20 for issuing one certified copy of a vital record and $3 for any additional certified copy of the same vital record issued at the same time.
Except as provided under par. (c)
, $20 for issuing an uncertified copy of a vital record issued under s. 69.21 (2) (a)
, $7 for verifying information about the event submitted by a requester without issuance of a copy, and $3 for any additional copy of the same vital record issued at the same time.
Twenty dollars for issuing an uncertified copy of a birth certificate or a certified copy of a birth certificate, and $3 for issuing any additional certified or uncertified copy of the same birth certificate issued at the same time.
Ten dollars for issuing one certified copy of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth and $3 for any additional certified copy of the same certificate issued at the same time.
In addition to other fees under this subchapter, $20 for expedited service in issuing a vital record.
The state registrar and any local registrar acting under this subchapter shall, for each copy of a birth certificate for which a fee under sub. (1) (c)
is charged that is issued during a calendar quarter, forward to the secretary of administration for deposit in the appropriation accounts under s. 20.433 (1) (g)
$7 by the 15th day of the first month following the end of the calendar quarter.
The state registrar and any local registrar acting under this subchapter shall forward to the secretary of administration for deposit in the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (gm)
all of the following:
For any certified copy of a vital record for which a fee of $20 under sub. (1) (a)
is charged, $13.
For any uncertified copy of a vital record for which a fee of $20 under sub. (1) (b)
is charged, $13.
For any copy of a birth certificate for which a fee of $20 under sub. (1) (c)
is charged, $8.
For expedited service in issuing a vital record, $10.
The state registrar and any local registrar may charge $7 for a search of vital records if the registrar finds no record. In addition to the $7, a registrar may charge a fee to cover the costs of a search of vital records if the requester provides no identifying information or identifying information which is imprecise or inadequate.
If a local registrar under s. 69.11 (4)
or 69.14 (2) (b) 6.
completes the proper forms for the applicant and submits the forms and proofs to the office of the state registrar, the state registrar and the register of deeds shall receive equal amounts of the fee received for the action.
A local registrar in a registration district may set a reasonable fee to cover the costs of sending requests to local health departments under s. 69.05 (3m)
The state registrar shall collect the following fees:
The filing of a birth certificate under s. 69.14 (2) (b) 5.
The fee under this subdivision includes the search for the birth certificate and the first copy of the certificate except that the state registrar shall add to the $20 fee, $5.
The state registrar may charge a reasonable fee to adequately cover the cost of specialized data collection and data production for research or administrative data requested under s. 69.20
The state registrar may charge a reasonable fee for providing searches of vital records and for providing copies of vital records to state agencies for program use. The register of deeds may provide free searches and free copies to agencies in his or her county at the direction of the county board.
Costs for collecting delinquent certificates.
If the state registrar determines that it is not possible to obtain a vital record from a local registrar under this subchapter, the state registrar may obtain the vital record and charge the cost of obtaining the record to the registration district in which the record should have been filed. If the registration district receives from the state registrar an itemized statement of such costs filed with the clerk of the registration district, the registration district shall pay the costs to the state registrar.
History: 1985 a. 315
Any person who does any of the following is guilty of a Class I felony:
Other than as authorized under ss. 69.21 (2) (d)
and 69.30 (3)
, prepares or issues any paper or film which purports to be, or carries the appearance of, an original or a copy of a vital record, certified or uncertified, except as provided under this subchapter or s. 610.50
and except for any hospital which issues any written announcement of the birth of a person to the parents of the person if the announcement contains plain notice that the announcement is not for official use.
Willfully and knowingly makes any false statement in a birth or death certificate under s. 69.09
, in an application for an amendment to a birth or death certificate under s. 69.11
or in a request for a certified copy of a birth certificate under s. 69.21
Willfully and knowingly supplies any false information with the intent that the information be used in the preparation of a birth or death certificate or the amendment of a birth or death certificate.
Counterfeits or, without authorization, makes, alters or amends any birth or death certificate required by this subchapter or a certified copy of such certificate.
Mutilates or destroys an original birth or death certificate filed under this subchapter.
Willfully and knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, sells, furnishes or attempts to obtain, possess, use, sell or furnish to any person for any purpose of deception, any vital record or certified copy of a vital record which is counterfeited, altered or amended or false in part or in whole or which is related to the birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership, or termination of a domestic partnership of another person, whether living or dead.
Illegally possesses any vital record required under this subchapter with knowledge that the vital record has been illegally obtained.
As a public officer or public employee, furnishes or processes a birth or death certificate or a certified copy of a birth or death certificate with the knowledge or intention that the certificate or copy will be used for the purpose of deception.
Any person who does any of the following shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 90 days or both:
Willfully and knowingly commits any of the actions prohibited under sub. (1)
in relation to a marriage document, divorce report, declaration of domestic partnership, or certificate of termination of domestic partnership.
Willfully and knowingly refuses to provide information required under this subchapter for any part of a birth certificate which is not designated as the part for statistical or medical and statistical use or for a death certificate.
Willfully and knowingly neglects or violates or refuses to perform any requirement under this subchapter.
A bank, its employees, and agents violate this section when copying a certified copy of a vital record for use by the Federal Reserve Bank. 78 Atty. Gen. 232
Authorized copying of vital records. 69.30(1)(b)
“Financial institution" means any bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or credit union that is authorized to do business under state or federal laws relating to financial institutions.
A financial institution, state agency, county department, Wisconsin works agency, service office or long-term care district or an employee of a financial institution, state agency, county department, Wisconsin works agency, service office or long-term care district is not subject to s. 69.24 (1) (a)
for copying a certified copy of a vital record for use by the financial institution, state agency, county department, Wisconsin works agency, service office or long-term care district, including use under s. 45.04 (5)
, if the copy is marked “FOR ADMINISTRATIVE USE".
Any person may copy or may make available electronically an uncertified copy of a vital record for an event occurring before October 1, 1907, that is issued under s. 69.21 (2) (b)
Taxes and bonds.
The clerk of each town, city, and village shall annually, at the time required by law to deliver the tax roll to the town, city, or village treasurer, make and transmit to the county treasurer, on forms furnished by the department of revenue, a statement showing the total amount of all taxes levied by the town, city, or village for the current year.
History: 1971 c. 154
; 1975 c. 295
; Stats. 1975 s. 69.60; 1991 a. 39
; 2001 a. 107
Annual statement of taxes. 69.61(1)
Annually, on or before the 3rd Monday of December, each city, village, and town clerk shall make and file with the department of revenue a statement in detail of all taxes levied in the clerk's city, village, or town during the year. Any clerk who fails to make the statement required under this section within the required time shall be liable to the city, village, or town for all damages caused by the delinquency.
The department of revenue shall prepare and furnish to each county clerk forms and instructions for the statement required under this section. The clerk of each county shall, immediately upon receipt of the forms and instructions from the department of revenue distribute the forms and instructions to the clerk of each city, village, and town in the county, at the county's expense.
History: 1975 c. 295
; 1975 c. 421
; Stats. 1975 s. 69.61; 2001 a. 107
Returns to department of revenue. 69.62(1)
Annually, on or before November 30, each county clerk shall make and transmit to the department of revenue a statement in detail of all county taxes levied on taxable property in the county during the preceding year, and the purposes for which the taxes were levied and expended. Any county clerk failing to make the statement required under this section within the required time, shall be liable to the county for all damages caused by the delinquency.
The department of revenue shall prepare and furnish to the clerk of each county forms and instructions for the statement required under this section.
Department of revenue, duties.
It shall be the duty of the department of revenue to collect from time to time statistics of recorded sales of real estate in each county and of the assessed valuation of the lands included in such sales. In collecting such statistics, sales appearing to be made for a nominal consideration or as to which the true consideration is not stated and cannot be readily ascertained, and those in which the description of lands does not substantially correspond or cannot be identified with descriptions upon the assessment roll, shall be omitted; and the department may also exclude from such statistics any other sales where for any reason the data appear to be unreliable or not serviceable.
History: 1975 c. 295
; Stats. 1975 s. 69.63.
Realty statistics; items.
The data to be collected as provided by s. 69.63
The date of each instrument of conveyance or sale.
The date, volume and page of the record thereof.
A brief description of the lands conveyed or sold.
The number of acres, where the lands are unplatted.
The consideration recited in such instrument.
The assessed valuation next previous or nearest to the date of such instrument.
Such other facts as the department may deem material.
History: 1975 c. 295
; Stats. 1975 s. 69.64.
Statistics compiled, use of; county clerk's duties.
The statistics for each calendar year shall be compiled by assessment districts and by counties in tabular form, and the compilations shall be filed and carefully preserved in the department of revenue for use in the performance of its duties. An abstract or copy of the compilations of so much as is used by the department in arriving at the true value for each county shall be furnished to the county clerk of such county in each subsequent year as soon as practicable after the compilations are completed for the year. The county clerk shall submit the abstract or copy to the county board at its next annual meeting.