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LORI J. O'BRIGHT
COUNTY CLERK

Location:

320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone (920) 832-5077 Fax (920) 832-2200

 

OFFICE HOURS:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday

Due to COVID-19, the County Clerk is instituting the following requirements for marriage licensing: 

  • Only couples are allowed to attend marriage license interviews with staff.  The County Clerk is limiting attendance of the interview to the couple only (independent interpreter if required). 
    • Do not bring additional family members to the interview. They will not be allowed to travel to the interview, but will be asked to wait in the county's lobby area by security. 
  • Starting March 23, 2020, couples must call for an appointment (920-832-5077).  APPOINTMENT ONLY for interviews. 
  • Nothing is allowing County Clerks to negate applicable marriage laws
  • All Wisconsin Statutes are in effect relative to marriage licensing (see Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 765). 
  • No refunds will be issued. 
    • You must have definitive plans with an officiant to perform your ceremony.  
    • The County Clerk does not make those arrangements. 
  • Finally, call our office the day of your interview to confirm open hours (920-832-5077).  With the pending health situation, our availability may change. 

The County Clerk is a state constitutional officer who is elected by the public. The Clerk has both statutory and non-statutory responsibilities. Following are services provided in the County Clerk’s Office:

  • County Board Support – acts as secretary to the County Board 
  • Election Administration - has information regarding election rules, names of candidates for county offices, provides ballots to municipalities for voting purposes, and programs election equipment 
  • Licenses, Agreements, and Permits – issues marriage licenses and timber cutting permits 
  • Records/Documents – publishes the Directory of Public Officials for Outagamie County, provides county maps and platbooks, serves as permanent record keeper for public works bid openings and various other official documents 
  • Dog Licensing – distributes dog licenses to municipal treasurers  (contact municipal clerk for licensing of individual dogs)
  • Statistical Reports – issues statistical reports for assessment purposes    

Please review the left sidebar for further information about services we provide in the County Clerk’s Office. We look forward to your visit and providing you prompt and courteous service.

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