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:

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The following Applications are in Adobe PDF Format

A photocopy of the applicant's current 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 Order or Cashiers Checks payable to

Portage County Register of Deeds

(Personal Checks Not Accepted)

Vital Record Fee Schedule

  • Birth Certificate - $20.00

  • Marriage Certificate - $20.00

  • Death Certificate - $20.00

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

  • Additional Copy Fees - $3.00 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 this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website; 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

To order records online via VitalChek Click Here