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Milwaukee County, WI Public Records

Circuit Court - Criminal Division
821 W State St, Rm 117
County Safety Bldg
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 414-278-4538
F: 414-223-1262
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed records released
The Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court Criminal Division is responsible for felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases and county ordinance cases, as well as jury trial requests from 19 municipal courts located in Milwaukee County.
Circuit Court - Civil
901 N 9th St, Rm G-9
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 414-278-4120, 414-278-4538
F: 414-223-1256
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Juvenile, Family
Restricted Records: No paternity records released unless post-judgment
This Court processes cases for the civil and family courts in Milwaukee County. Cases include small claims (for amounts less than $10,000), large claims, garnishments, restraining orders, divorce, paternity, state tax liens, and satisfactions.
Milwaukee Municipal Court
951 N James Lovell St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 414-286-3800
F: 414-286-3615
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Civil Ordinance, Juvenile
View case file data at Search by case number, citation number, defendant name or violation location.
West Allis Municipal Court
11301 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227
Hours: 10AM-11AM: 1PM-2PM M-F CST
P: 414-302-8181
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Civil Ordinance, Juvenile
Search citations at Name searching not offered, must have citation number. Search includes court and municipal citations with an outstanding balance of $1000 or less issued to adults.
Register in Probate
901 N 9th St
Courthouse, Rm 207
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 414-278-4444, 414-278-4516
F: 414-223-1814
Jurisdiction: Probate

Milwaukee County, WI Vital Records

Contact the Milwaukee County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Milwaukee County
Register of Deeds
901 N 9th St, Rm 103
Milwaukee, WI 53233
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 414-278-4021
Fax: 414-223-1257
Recorded Documents

Milwaukee County Vital Certificates

Milwaukee County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Milwaukee County Information

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is more than just the home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles and many of the United States best breweries, but it is easy to understand why these are among Milwaukee County's most notable landmarks. Being the home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles, visitors who want to ride a Harley or learn more about its history can visit the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the House of Harley-Davidson clothes and collectibles, or the Harley-Davidson Museum. The Museum of Beer and Brewing showcases the history of the beer and brewing industry. The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, of Pabst Brewing, is on the National Register of Historic Homes. Visitors who want a more hands-on experience of the "beer capital of the world" can taste and tour the over 150 breweries in Milwaukee County including the historic Pabst Brewery and Tavern, Lakefront Brewing, and Budweiser. Milwaukee County is also home to some of the United States' most historic and architecturally beautiful cathedrals including the Basilica of St. Josaphat, designed after St. Peter's in Rome.

Milwaukee County is known as the place where the water meets the land. Many activities take place along Milwaukee's beautiful shoreline and Pier Wisconsin from Lake Michigan. Visitors can enjoy the Public Park, aquarium, and dock at Discovery World. The S/V Denis Sullivan Tall Ship at Discovery World is a re-creation of a 19th Century Great Lakes schooner. Some boats, like Milwaukee's popular Edelweiss and Quinn Marie, host dinner, cocktail, and sunset cruises. The word Milwaukee means "gathering place by the water" and Milwaukee is home to the Indian Summer, the largest Native American festival in the United States. Another meaning for Milwaukee is "a good and pleasant land," which visitors can agree fits the county well.

Milwaukee County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 241.56 sq mi
Population (2009): 959,521
  • Females: 51.8%
  • White: 68.3%
  • Black/African American: 25.7%
  • Asian: 3.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 12.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 57.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 19,356
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 13.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 23.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.43
Housing Units (2000): 400,093
Homeownership Rate (2000): 52.6%
Migration Flow to Milwaukee County, WI from (2007-2008):

Milwaukee County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $31,531,625
  • Construction: $1,108,768
  • Retail Trade: $1,383,689
  • Professional and Technical Services: $2,799,614
  • Healthcare: $4,317,890
  • Banking: $3,007,634
  • Retail Trade: $1,383,689
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $675,259
  • Manufacturing: $4,798,618
  • Farms: $2,378
  • Government: $4,109,514
Employed (2000): 436,878
Unemployed (2000): 32,379
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $35,852
Local Government Employment (2007): 41,837
Local Government Revenue (2007): $4,051,227 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $2,740,295 (thou. dol.)

Milwaukee County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 15,322
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.1
Deaths (2007): 8,181
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 138
  • Per 1,000 population: 9

Milwaukee County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 8,102
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 74
  • Forcible rape: 256
  • Robbery: 3,593
  • Aggravated Assault: 4,179
Property Crimes (2008): 49,973
  • Burglary: 8,158
  • Larceny-Theft: 34,636
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 7,179

Milwaukee County Genealogy Records