Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Clerk's Office


Wedding officiants must be ordained either on-line or through a religious organization. The State of WI does not require registration or proof of ordination. As long as the officiant is ordained, they're able to perform the ceremony legally.

Information for All Officiants and Applicants

Wedding officiants (including officiants that are ordained online) do not need to register with this office in order to perform ceremonies here in Dane County. Please provide the couple with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, so that they can give us this information at the time of application.

Listing of civil officials willing to perform ceremonies


Judge/Court Commissioner
Court Comm. Daniel Floeter
Judge Julie Genovese
Court Comm. Jason Hanson
Court Comm. Tom Hebl
Municipal Judge Mark Hepfinger
Judge Paul Higginbotham
Court Comm. Karen D. Julian
Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg
Municipal Judge Daniel Koval
Court Comm. Toni Laitsch
Judge Rhonda Lanford
Judge Paul Lundsten
Municipal Judge Lana Mades
Court Comm. Alyssa Mahaffay
Municipal Judge Todd Meurer
Judge Jennifer Nashold
Judge Michael Nowakowski
Court Comm. Alberto Quiroga
(Habla Español)
Court Comm. Benjamin Schulenburg