Birth, Marriage, Domestic Partnership, Domestic Partnership Termination & Death Certificates

Application for a Birth, Marriage, Domestic Partnership, Domestic Partnership Termination, or Death Record

To obtain a form for ordering a birth, death, or marriage certificate by Regular Mail click on the appropriate link below:

A photocopy of the applicant's currently valid photo id must accompany all mail applications. (e.g. Driver's License, State Identification Card, Passport, Military Identification Card)

All requests for copies received through Regular Mail are processed the day the request is received. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your completed application and the correct fee.

Make Money Orders or Cashiers Checks payable to: Portage County Register of Deeds. (Personal Checks Not Accepted)

Vital Record Fee Schedule

  • Birth Certificate - $20.
  • Marriage Certificate - $20.
  • Death Certificate - $20.

Each additional copy was ordered at the same time as October 1, 2001

  • Additional Copy Fees - $3 per extra item

VitalChek - Online Vital Records

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Portage County Register of Deeds has partnered with to provide you with this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through Vital Check Order Form. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®."

VitalChek is an online Expediting Certificate Service where you can purchase copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates online. VitalChek is not affiliated with Portage County so Additional Charges May Apply

Order records online via VitalChek.