Changes to Wisconsin's Marriage License laws went into effect at the beginning of the month on July 1, 2022, and we're simplifying what you need to know about these legislation updates before applying for your license below!
Be sure to contact the County Clerk of Dane County, Scott McDonnell, for all official information or with any questions you may have:
APPLY IN ANY COUNTY
You can now apply for your marriage license in any county within Wisconsin, regardless of your residency.
FILE IN ANY COUNTY
Wedding officiants or couples can now submit marriage certificates to any Register of Deeds office in Wisconsin following the ceremony.
VALID FOR 60 DAYS
Marriage licenses are now valid up to 60 days prior to your ceremony instead of only 30 days prior.
3-DAY WAITING PERIOD
The waiting period has been reduced to 3 days instead of 5. This means that you must apply a minimum of 3 days before your ceremony.