Information on Your Waushara County
The Waushara County Register of Deeds office is responsible for examining, recording, indexing and maintaining all Land Records, Certified Survey Maps, Plat/Subdivision Maps, Military Discharge Papers, and Vital Records.
The Register of Deeds office is continually working to prevent identity theft. One of the most commonly used documents for fraud is a birth record. Wisconsin State Statute 69.24(1) makes it illegal to photo copy a vital record and use it as legal proof of birth.
The solution to not making an illegal copy of the birth record would be to view the certified record, which has a raised seal and retrieve the necessary information for an annotation form. The certified record should then be returned directly to the person presenting it for verification.
The Register of Deeds office is happy to provide you with a copy of a form, which can be used by your organization to help ensure birth records, are not photocopied. You may use this form for school, youth club sporting programs, or any other organized function or agency requiring proof of age.
The person filling out the annotation form will be responsible for viewing a certified copy of a birth certificate that has been issued by the State or Local Registrar’s Office, returning the certified copy to its presenter and to attest it was viewed.