Questions about Domestic Partnerships
If you have questions regarding Domestic Partnerships that are not answered on this
page, please download and read our
Domestic Partnerships Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Otherwise, contact
Where to Apply
Wood County Clerk's Office, Room 101,
Wood County Courthouse
When to Apply
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Both parties must apply in person. The Certificate will be issued 5 days after the
date of application.
If the couple is unable to apply within the required time due to extenuating circumstances,
the County Clerk may waive the waiting period. A form requesting that the waiting
period be waived must be completed and an additional fee of $10 will be charged.
License fee in Wood County is $75.00 (cash or check) payable at the time of application.
Any person who has attained the age of 18 and is competent to enter into a legal
contract may apply for a Declaration of Domestic Partnership.
Application must be made in the county in which one or both parties have resided
for at least 30 days. The applicants must intend to share a common residence.
- Documentary proof of birth and residence.
- Certified copy of birth certificate. Both parties are required to present a certified
copy of their birth certificate which has a raised seal on it from the State or
County where you were born. (Hospital Birth Certificates and State Notification
of Birth Registrations are not acceptable). If born outside of the U.S. we will
accept a Resident Alien card or passport.
- Driver's License or Wisconsin ID with your current address. (If your address is
not current on your driver's license, please bring other proof of residence).
- Social Security Number.
- Proof of how last Domestic Partnership or Marriage ended. If either applicant has
been in a prior legal domestic partnership or was previously married, they must
provide a copy of the appropriate termination document. If a prior legal domestic
partnership was terminted, the termination must have been filed with the Register
of Deeds office at least 90 days prior to the new application.
Documents in another language must have a certified translation. Persons who do
not speak and/or understand English must bring an independent interpreter not related
to either party when applying.