When may people apply to register as a domestic partnership?
The first date that partners may apply is Monday, August 3, 2009. This is the first business which is on or after the 31st day after the new statute went into effect, so August 3 is the first date clerks will be able to process application (Wis. Stat. § 770.07). In the meantime, the Vital Records Office, County Clerk Offices and Register of Deeds Offices are developing forms and preparing to handle questions about the registration process. Couples who are interested in applying may begin preparing for application by obtaining certified copies of their birth certificates and compiling any necessary documents or information.

If you have any questions, please contact the County Clerk.

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1. What is the process for applying for a Declaration of Domestic Partnership?
2. When may people apply to register as a domestic partnership?
3. Who may apply for domestic partnership?
4. Where do you apply for domestic partnership?
5. What paperwork is involved?
6. How much does a domestic partnership cost?
7. What documents are needed to apply for the declaration of domestic partnership (to establish the domestic partnership)?
8. Is there a waiting period between the end of a legal relationship (domestic partnership or marriage) and the date a person can enter into a new one?
9. How do you terminate a domestic partnership?
10. When does the termination become effective?
11. What if one of the partners chooses to get married?
12. Is there a fee for terminating a domestic partnership?
13. How does a party get certified copies of the certificate of termination?
14. If a couple is already registered as domestic partners or are married to each other (in another state) are they automatically transferred to the state’s Domestic Partner Registry?
15. Who is developing the application and registration forms for the domestic partnership program?
16. What rights does a domestic partner have to obtain vital records related to his or her domestic partner?