Welcome to Waushara County, Wisconsin!

      

                                                                             

COUNTY CLERK
Courthouse Building, 1st Floor
Melanie Stake, County Clerk
P O Box 488
209 S. Saint Marie Street
Wautoma, WI  54982-0488
(920) 787-0442
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
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PERSONNEL
Sarah Luchini - Deputy County Clerk
Donna Lee Teschner - Finance Specialist

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County Board Minutes/Proceedings

Annual Report

Timber Cutting Notice Filing Fees

Waushara County Municipal Polling Locations

Domestic Partnership Information

Pawnbroker License Information

Retention Schedule
Audit Reports - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 

DOG LICENSE INFORMATION

NOTICE

TO ALL DOG OWNERS 
OF WAUSHARA COUNTY

Pursuant to Sec. 174.05(2), Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to all owners of dogs in Waushara County that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required under the statutes, and that late fees will be assessed as of April 1st. 

Vaccination by a veterinarian against rabies of all dogs is required under Sec. 95.21(2) within thirty (30) days after the dog reaches four (4) months of age and revaccinated within one (1) year of the initial vaccination.

The owner of a dog shall have the dog revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian before the day that the immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within three (3) years after the previous vaccination. 

If the owner obtains the dog or brings the dog into this state after the dog reached four months of age, the owner shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies within 30 days after the dog is obtained or brought into the state unless the dog has been vaccinated as evidenced by a current certificate of rabies vaccination from this state or another state. 

All dogs five (5) months of age or older, require a license. License year for all dogs licenses is based on a calendar year. Proof of current immunization against rabies must be presented at the time the license is requested. If you cannot find your dog's rabies shot vaccination certificate, a duplicate copy should be obtained from your veterinarian. 

LICENSE FEES ARE: $10.00 FOR UN-NEUTERED OR UN-SPAYED DOGS AND $5.00 FOR NEUTERED OR SPAYED DOGS, UPON PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE ATTESTING THE SAME. KENNEL FEE IS $35.00 FOR THE FIRST TWELVE (12) DOGS, WITH $3.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL DOG OVER TWELVE (12).

PENALTIES
A late fee of $5.00 shall be assessed the owner of each dog five (5) months of age or over who fails to obtain a dog license prior to April 1 of the license year. An owner who fails to have a dog vaccinated against rabies as required by statute may be required to forfeit not less than $50.00 nor more than $100.00. The County Clerk's Office will sell dog licenses for any municipality that has authorized Waushara County to be a "collection official". 

/s/ Melanie Stake, County Clerk

 

 

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MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

As required by Chapter 765
Wisconsin Statues

RESIDENCE
You must apply in the County where you lived for at least the last 30 days. The Bride or Groom must be a Waushara Co. resident. Proof of residency is required (i.e. Wis. Drivers License).

EXCEPTION: If you are both residents of another state, you then MUST apply in the Wisconsin County where you will be married.

AGE
Applicants must be 18 years of age. Application may be made at the age of 16, but parents or legal guardians MUST give written consent. Forms for Consent are available in the County Clerk's Office, and parents or guardians signatures must be notarized.

Wisconsin State Law (Sect. 765.09)(3) requires ALL to provide the County Clerk with a copy of their Birth Certificate. A Certified Copy is from the Register of Deeds in the County of Birth or the State Dept. of Health Vital Statistics. A certified copy bears a statement that your records are on file and also carries a raised seal of the registrar. (Hospital Souvenir Certificates or "Notification of Birth" are not acceptable.)

CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED PRIOR TO RELEASE OF THE MARRIAGE LICENSE TO YOU.

Social Security Numbers - Effective 5/7/98, Act 191 mandates the collection of Social Security numbers. Refusal to furnish the number will result in no license being issued.

PREVIOUS MARRIAGES
If you were married before, you must provide copies of the Final Judgement of your last divorce, or a Death Certificate, which ever is applicable. You may not apply for marriage until at least six (6) months after divorce is finalized.

WAITING PERIOD
There is a 5 day waiting period from the time you apply to the time you receive your license. If, for some reason, you need the license in less than 5 days, an additional $10.00 waiver fee will be required.

The License is only valid for 30 days from the Date of Issuance. Therefore, applicants should not apply more than thirty (30) days in advance of the wedding date.

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANTS
Both bride and groom MUST sign the application and certificate before the license will be issued. With your signature, you are taking an oath the marriage is lawful and all information given on the application is correct.

COST
Cost of the license from Waushara County is $80.00 (+$10.00 Waiver Fee, if applicable).

CIVIL CEREMONIES
There are two Court Commissioners in Waushara County who will perform a civil ceremony for a fee

Contact either:
Atty. Robyn Blader            Atty. Joan Olson
405 W. Main St.                   221 S. Scott St.
Wautoma, WI  54982           Wautoma, WI  54982
(920) 787-4623                    (920) 787-3515

OFFICIANT
When you make application, we need to know the name, address and telephone number of the person performing the ceremony.

Brides...if you change your name, let Social Security know. (There is never a charge for this service). Earnings, tax and other reports may be confused unless you apply to have your Social Security card reissued. Forms are available at the County Clerk's Office.

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