County Clerk


The County Clerk is a constitutional Officer elected every four years by the voters of Washington County. The County Clerk provides service to the County Board of Supervisors and the general public and acts as an agent and representative for the State of Wisconsin through clerical assistance, issuance and distribution of licenses, election coordination, and maintaining records. Central Reproduction and Mail Service is provided through the County Clerk.

Absentee ballots must be requested and obtained from your Municipal Clerk. Please review the information on the Wisconsin Election Commission's (WEC) website regarding the process and procedure for requesting an absentee ballot.  

WEC Website for Absentee Voting

Photo ID and Absentee Ballots Press Release 9/26/16

 


All dogs five (5) months of age or older require a dog license. Several municipalities in Washington County also require cats to be licensed. Dog Licenses are obtained from your local municipal treasurer. A certificate of rabies vaccination must be presented to the collecting official before a dog license may be issued. Rabies vaccinations can be obtained through your local veterinarian. Dog owners should notify their municipality if their dog is given away or has died so that you will not be considered delinquent. Wisconsin State Statutes require that all dogs be licensed and vaccinated against rabies.


2018 Election Dates

August 14, 2018
Partisan Primary

November 6, 2018
General Election


 

Partisan Primary Certification of Ballot

August 14, 2018 (Summary)
August 14, 2018 (By Municipality)

April 3, 2018 (Summary)

April 3, 2018 (By Municipality)

February 20, 2018 (Summary)

February 20, 2018 (By Municipality)

January 16, 2018 (Summary)
January 16, 2018 (By Municipality)

December 19, 2017 (Summary)
December 19, 2017 (By Municipality)

April 4, 2017 (Summary)

April 4, 2017 (By Municipality)

February 21, 2017 (Summary)
February 21, 2017 (By Municipality)

November 8, 2016 (Summary)   
November 8, 2016 (By Municipality)   


August 9, 2016 (Summary) 

August 9, 2016 (By Municipality)

  
April 5, 2016 (Summary)  

April 5, 2016 (By Municipality)


February 16, 2016 (Summary)  
February 16, 2016 (By Municipality) 

       
April 7, 2015 (Summary)  
April 7, 2015 (By Municipality)  
 

February 17, 2015 (Summary)  
February 17, 2015 (By Municipality)  
   
November 4, 2014 (Summary)  
November 4, 2014 (By Municipality)
 

August 12, 2014 (Summary)    
August 12, 2014 (By Municipality)  
      
April 1, 2014 (Summary) 
April 1, 2014 (By Municipality)

April 2, 2013 (Summary)  
April 2, 2013 (By Municipality) 
  
 
February 19, 2013 (Summary)  
February 19, 2013 (By Municipality) 
 

November 6, 2012 (Summary) 
November 6, 2012 (By Municipality) 
 
 
August 14, 2012 (Summary)  
August 14, 2012 (By Municipality) 



June 5, 2012 (Summary)  
June 5, 2012 (By Municipality) 
 
  

May 8, 2012 (Summary)  

May 8, 2012 (By Municipality)
 
 
 
   
April 3, 2012 (Summary)    
April 3, 2012 (By Municipality)
 
  
February 21, 2012 (Summary)  
February 21, 2012 (By Municipality)  
 
 
August 9, 2011 (Summary)
August 9, 2011 (By Municipality


July 12, 2011 (Summary)  
July 12, 2011 (By Municipality)  

 
May 3, 2011 (Summary)   
May 3, 2011 (By Municipality)

April 5, 2011 (Summary) 
April 5, 2011 (By Municipality)

February 15, 2011 (Summary)
February 15, 2011 (By Municipality)

November 2, 2010 (Summary) 
November 2, 2010 (By Municipality)

Village of Richfield Recall - Sept. 14, 2010

September 14, 2010 (Summary)  
September 14, 2010 (By Municipality)

April 6, 2010 (Summary)
April 6, 2010 (By Municipality) 


February 16, 2010 (Summary)

February 16, 2010 (By Municipality)

April 7, 2009 (Summary)

April 7, 2009 (By Municipality)

February 17, 2009 (Summary)
February 17, 2009 (By Municipality)

November 4, 2008 Results (Summary)

November 4, 2008 Results (By Municipality)

September 9, 2008 Results (Summary)
September 9, 2008 Results (By Municipality)

April 1, 2008 Results (Summary)
April 1, 2008 Results (By Municipality)

April 1, 2008 Results for Village of Richfield Races Only

February 19, 2008 Results (Summary)
February 19, 2008 Results (By Municipality)


November 6, 2007 Results (Summary)
November 6, 2007 Results (By Municipality)


April 3, 2007 Results (Summary)
April 3, 2007 Results (By Municipality)


February 20, 2007 Results (Summary)
February 20, 2007 Results (By Municipality)


November 7, 2006 Results (Summary)
November 7, 2006 Results (By Municipality)


September 12, 2006 Results

April 4, 2006 Results (Summary)
April 4, 2006 Results (By Municipality)


February 21, 2006 Results (Summary)
February 21, 2006 Results (By Municipality)


April 5, 2005 Results (Summary)
April 5, 2005 Results (By Municipality)


February 15, 2005 Results (By Municipality)

November 2, 2004 Results (Summary)

November 2, 2004 Results (By Municipality)

 


Every person seeking public office needs to register with the appropriate filing officer as soon as the person has the intent to run for office.

The Washington County Clerk is the filing officer for the following offices:

  • County Board Supervisor
  • County Clerk
  • County Treasurer
  • Sheriff
  • Clerk of Circuit Court
  • Register of Deeds
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Municipal Court Judge for the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is the filing officer for Federal and State offices.  The Municipal Clerk is the filing officer for all Municipal Offices (City, Village, or Town offices) The School District Clerk is the filing officer for School Board Members.  

CLERK OF COURTS & SHERIFF -
Informational packets and candidacy paperwork is now available below or in the County Clerk's Office.  Please contact the County Clerk's Office with any questions at 262.335.4301

Candidacy Paperwork Tracking - Clerk of Courts & Sheriff - 2018






Washington County
432 East Washington Street
P.O. Box 1986
West Bend, WI 53095
262-335-4400

Location Map

From Milwaukee via Highway I43
Take I-43 North out of Milwaukee Exit West at Highway 33 in Saukville Continue going west on Highway 33 until you reach the city limits of West Bend and pass the airport (on your left) Continue on Highway 33 (Washington Street) about 1 mile. The Courthouse will be on the right-hand side of the street (north).

From Milwaukee via Highway 45/41
Take Highway 45/41 North out of Milwaukee At the Highway 45/41 split, take Highway 45 (on your right) Continue on Highway 45 to the Highway 33 Exit (Washington Street) Exit East (right) at Highway 33 (Washington Street) Continue going east on Highway 33 until you reach the lighted intersection at Indiana Avenue, City of West Bend. The Courthouse will be on the left-hand side of the street (north) immediately past the Indiana Avenue intersection.

From the North via Highway 41
Take Highway 41 South out of Fond du Lac. Exit West (left) on Highway 33 at Allenton. At Highway 33 turn East (left) Continue on Highway 33 through the City of West Bend until you reach the lighted intersection at Indiana Avenue in the City of West Bend. The Courthouse will be on the left-hand side of the street (north) immediately past the Indiana Avenue intersection.

From the North via Highway 43
Take I-43 South out of Sheboygan. Exit West (right) at Highway 33 in Saukville. Continue going west on Highway 33 until you reach the city limits of West Bend and pass the airport (on your left) Continue on Highway 33 (Washington Street) about 1 mile. The Courthouse will be on the right-hand side of the street (north).

From the East
Take Highway 33 West until you reach the city limits of West Bend and pass the airport (on your left). Continue on Highway 33 (Washington Street) about 1 mile. The Courthouse will be on the right-hand side of the street (north).

From the West
Take Highway 33 until you reach the city limits of West Bend. Continue on Highway 33 until you reach the lighted intersection at Indiana Avenue in the City of West Bend. The Courthouse will be on the left-hand side of the street (north) immediately past the Indiana Avenue intersection.

Parking
Parking is available in the West (or Main) Parking Lot. You may enter from the front or the west side of the building. The door on the west side of the Courthouse is Handicap and Wheelchair Accessible.


(If your marriage date is more than 45 days from today, return to this website 30 days before your wedding to verify that the requirements have not changed.)

WHERE TO APPLY
Wisconsin residents must apply in the county in which one or both have resided for at least 30 days prior to application. If both parties are residents of another state, application is made in the county where the ceremony will take place.

If you are a Washington County resident or you are an out-of-state resident getting married in Washington County, you will apply at:

Washington County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office, Room 2027
432 E. Washington Street
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 335-4301

HOURS: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday
Applications are taken on a walk-in basis.


LICENSE FEE
A fee of $110 to be paid at the time of application is required. We do not accept credit or debit cards.  There is an additional $2.00 fee if the license is mailed.  Sorry, no refunds.

AGE OF APPLICANTS
Applicants must be at least 18 years-old. If a person is 16 or 17 years of age, a license may be issued with the notarized written consent of the person's parents, guardian or custodian. Consent forms are available in the County Clerk's Office.

REQUIREMENTS
Failure to meet the following requirements will delay the issuance of your license.

  • Both parties must present proof if identification.  This is a valid (not expired) driver's license or state photo ID. 
  • Both parties must provide proof of 30 day residency, with at least one residing in Washington County.  If a current address is not shown on the valid driver's license, a utility bill or government mail addressed to that person, with a date at least 30 days old, must be presented. 
  • Applicants, regardless of age, must present a STATE CERTIFIED birth certificate, which has a raised seal and lists the full first and last names of the applicant's parents. If you were born in Wisconsin, you can obtain a state certified birth certificate from any Register of Deeds in the State. Please DO NOT bring any of the following: hospital certificate (usually with footprints), baptismal certificate, birth registration, or a photocopy of a birth certificate, as these items are not acceptable.
  • If either party has been previously married, a signed copy of a judgment of divorce, state annulment paper, or death certificate from the last marriage must be presented.
  • Date and location of ceremony (Name of Wisconsin county as well as the township, village or city where the ceremony will take place.)
  • Name, address, and telephone number of person performing the ceremony.
  • Both applicants must provide Social Security numbers.
  • Couple must apply in person at the same time.
  • All required documents must be in English.  Original documents in a foreign language must be presented along with a notarized translation into English.


WAITING PERIOD
There is a six-day waiting period, not including the day of application, after which the license is valid for 30 days, including the day of issuance.   As a general rule, applicants should apply no less than 8 days and no more than 36 days prior to their ceremony. In some instances, a waiver of the waiting period may be granted at the discretion of the County Clerk, due to unusual circumstances.  The cost of the waiver is $25.00 and should be approved before applying for your marriage license.  Waivers will not be granted to anyone under the age of 18. 

DIVORCED PERSONS
Persons divorced must wait six months from the date of judgment before marrying. This applies to both Wisconsin residents out-of-state residents. Marriages of Wisconsin residents outside the state and contrary to Wisconsin laws are null and void in Wisconsin. Marriage in Wisconsin by a person residing in another state is prohibited if such marriage would be void in the home state or jurisdiction of the person.

EXPIRATION OF LICENSE
The license is valid for 30 days including the date of issuance. The marriage must be performed within this period.

WITNESSES
Two adults, in addition to the officiant, are required to witness the ceremony and sign the marriage license.

CLICK HERE FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION CHECKLIST



Courthouse Ceremony Options

1. Family Court Commissioner Dolores Bomrad will perform ceremonies at the Courthouse if the Court Calendar permits. Dates are limited.  There is a non-refundable $75 facility use fee for ceremonies performed at the Courthouse.  Courthouse ceremonies must be scheduled in advance through the County Clerk's office at (262) 335-4301.


NEW IN 2018!
2. Courthouse Ceremonies at the Old Courthouse Museum  Click here for details



3. The Assistant Family Court Commissioner and Supplemental Court Commissioners 
perform ceremonies outside of the Courthouse, typically in their offices. Fees vary.  Contact them for details.

     Assistant Family Court Commissioner:

Jeffrey A. Jaeger (262) 251-9440 


     Washington County Supplemental Court Commissioners:

William F. Alderson (262) 707-5272  
Timothy J. Algiers (262) 334-2331
Jerome Becker (414) 303-8873
John A. Best (262) 335-2605
Christine E. Knudtson (262) 334-1787
Julie A. Maule (262) 346-1002
Roland L. Pieper (262) 255-4500


  

MARRIAGE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
When someone is married out of the United States, it is their responsibility to obtain the proper legal paper(s) from that country. It is important to get certified copies before you leave the foreign country and, if the certificate is in a foreign language, you should obtain notarized translations of the document. This document will be your only proof of marriage. If a marriage is performed in a foreign country, a marriage license cannot be filed in Wisconsin.

If you have any questions, please call (262) 335-4301.


SPECIAL ELECTION PRIMARY - December 19, 2017

Representative to the Assembly District 58

Certification of Ballot - 12-19-17


SPECIAL ELECTION - January 16, 2018

Representative to the Assembly District 58

Certification of Ballot - 1-16-18



SPRING PRIMARY - February 20, 2018

Certification of Ballot - 2-20-18



SPRING ELECTION - April 3, 2018

Offices to be Elected in
Washington County - Spring 2018:
April 3, 2018 - Spring Election

Justice of the Supreme Court
Circuit Court Judge - Branch 4
County Board Supervisors
Municipal Offices
Silver Lake Sanitary District Commissioner
 School District Offices

 

Passport Checklist for Adults
Passport Checklist for Minors 
Passport Checklist Renewals-Adult

The Washington County Clerk is a designated acceptance facility for U.S. Passport applications. You will not receive your passport from us. Our role is to accept completed passport applications and fees.  We then forward them to the U.S. Department of State for processing.

WHERE TO APPLY
Washington County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office - Room 2027
432 E. Washington Street
West Bend, WI 53095
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Appointments are not required.



REQUIREMENTS
All applicants must appear in person. Minors 15 and under must appear with both parents. Minors ages 16-17 must appear with one parent and provide their own identification.
You must submit the following:

    1. A completed application, available at the County Clerk’s office or online at travel.state.gov
    2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship:
      • Government issued certified birth certificate with a raised seal and full names of applicants’ parents. (Please note: Hospital or baptismal certificates, and birth registrations are not acceptable.) OR
      • Expired passport issued when you were at least 16 years of age. OR
      • Naturalization Certificate
    3. Proof of Identity is required in the form of a valid driver’s license or a Federal, State, or Municipal identification card
    4. One Photograph compliant with US Dept. of State guidelines (our office takes photos for a fee of $11)
    5. A separate check or money order for each application made out to the US Department of State. (See Fee Schedule below)
    6. A processing fee of $35 to the Washington County Clerk. This fee, and the fee for photos, can be paid by cash or check. (Sorry, we do not accept debit or credit cards.)

       

      U.S. Passport Book Fees

       

      Passport Fee
      Payable to:

      US Dept of State

      Execution Fee
      Payable to:

      Washington County Clerk

      Adults First Time
      (age 16 and over)

      $110

      $35

      Minors
      (under age 16)

      $80

      $35

      Adults Renewal
      (If qualified to renew on your own. See renewal checklist above.)

       

      $110

       

       

      U.S. Passport Card Fees

       

      Passport Fee
      Check or M.O.
      Payable to:

      US Dept of State

      Execution Fee
      Payable to:

      Washington County Clerk

      Adults First Time
      (age 16 and over)

      $30

      $35

      Minors
      (under age 16)

      $15

      $35

      Adults Renewal
      (If qualified to renew on your own. See renewal checklist above.)

       

      $30

       

       

      Optional Service Fees
      Include on Check or M.O. Payable to:
      US Dept of State

      Expedite Processing

      $60

      Overnight Delivery Return Fee

      (Passport Book ONLY)

      $15.89

 

For more detailed instructions, processing times, and questions please visit travel.state.gov OR Contact the Passport Information Center:

Phone:  877-487-2778
TTD/TTY: 888-874-7793
Email: NPIC@state.gov


Click on the link below to select the municipality where you reside to determine where to vote. All polling locations open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. on election day.

Polling Locations


 



To receive an email of all future Tax Deed Notices, please contact the Washington County Clerk's office:  mary.schlitt@co.washington.wi.us


In the subject line, please use:  TAX DEED LIST

We will place your email address on our list and when tax deed properties are offered for bid, you will receive a notice via email.


ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?   
  
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY AT https://myvote.wi.gov/

For the most up-to-date information on Registering to Vote, and to check your Registration status, please visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website at:  http://elections.wi.gov/voters 


Voter Registration Press Release 9/26/16


The Washington County Directory is no longer being printed, if you would like a copy it is available, at no cost, below.