Counties Issuing Marriage Licenses

Following Judge Crabb’s ruling in Wolf v. Walker striking down Wisconsin’s ban on marriage equality, most county clerks have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  We’ve compiled a list of the counties in which you can obtain a marriage license, including which clerks will allow you to obtain a waiting period waiver.

PLEASE NOTE: This list is a work in progress and information may become quickly out of date. This list consists of a combination of reports provided to us by county clerks and couples around the state, as well as media sources.  If you have any questions about the status of your county, we recommend you call the clerk’s office to verify whether they are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples or not.

For information about how to obtain a marriage license, including residency requirements, please download our Marriage License Reference Guide.

COUNTIES CURRENTLY ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES TO SAME-SEX COUPLES

(As of 3:15 PM, 6/12/2014)

Adams
Ashland
Bayfield – WAIVER ALLOWED
Brown – WAIVER ALLOWED
Buffalo
Burnett
Calumet
Chippewa
Clark
Columbia
Crawford
Dane – WAIVER ALLOWED
Dodge
Door
Douglas – WAIVER ALLOWED
Dunn
Eau Claire
Florence
Fond du Lac
Forest
Grant
Green – WAIVER ALLOWED
Iron
Iowa
Jackson
Jefferson – WAIVER ALLOWED
Juneau – WAIVER ALLOWED
Kenosha
Kewaunee
La Crosse
Langlade
Lincoln
Manitowoc
Marathon (Starting on 6/12)
Marinette
Marquette
Menominee
Milwaukee – WAIVER ALLOWED
Monroe
Oconto
Oneida
Outagamie
Pepin
Pierce
Polk – WAIVER ALLOWED
Rock – WAIVER ALLOWED
Rusk – WAIVER ALLOWED
Sauk
Shawano
Sheboygan
St. Croix
Taylor – WAIVER ALLOWED
Trempealeau
Vilas
Walworth
Waukesha – WAIVER ALLOWED
Waupaca
Waushara
Winnebago
Wood

COUNTIES WITH CLERKS WHO ARE NOT ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES TO SAME-SEX COUPLES

Barron
Green Lake
Lafayette
Ozaukee
Portage
Price
Racine
Richland
Sawyer
Vernon
Washburn
Washington

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