Domestic Partnership Information (Same Gender)
The following information applies to same gender partners. View the following page for
opposite gender partnerships.
Where to Apply
Domestic Partnership Declarations are issued in the Dane County Clerk’s Office, Room 106,
City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Madison, Monday through Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are open during the noon hour. Check here for office closure dates.
The partners apply together and in person. Both parties must live in Dane County in order to
apply here. Application is made at least six full calendar days before the Declaration may be
issued. A waiver of the waiting period may be granted for an additional fee of $10.00. The
Declaration does not become effective until it is filed with the Dane County Register of Deeds.
Requirements - EACH PERSON MUST PROVIDE
- Photo I.D. and Social Security number. If applicant does not have a Social Security
number the space will be marked “none”.
- Proof of where you have physically lived for the 30 days prior to application, such as a
drivers’ license, lease or utility bill that is over 30 days old. You must also know the name
of the city, village or township where you reside.
- Certified birth certificate issued by the state or county where born. The hospital birth
certificate is not acceptable. If born outside the United States, a passport, green card,
or naturalization papers may be used in lieu of a birth certificate. Photocopies of birth
certificates are not acceptable. Our office can provide you with phone numbers and
addresses for obtaining birth certificates.
- If previously married we must see a judgment of divorce, legal annulment, or death
certificate from the most recent marriage. If in a previous domestic partnership, we must
see a Legal Termination of Domestic Partnership.
- The legal age for a domestic partnership in Wisconsin is 18.
- Names of both parents, with correct spellings, including middle names and mother’s
- Both persons must apply in person and sign the application before the County Clerk or
- If one or both of the applicants doesn’t speak English, a third party needs to interpret at
the time of application. Partners may not translate for each other.
- Declaration fee is $120 in cash. No check, no credit nor debit cards are accepted.
Payment is due upon application and non-refundable.
For further information call (608) 266-4124