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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), you 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

Name Phone Email
Court Comm. Benjamin Schulenburg (608) 267-2519
Judge Jennifer Nashold (608) 628-0484
Court Comm. Karen D. Julian (608) 219-8619
Court Comm. Tom Hebl (608) 837-4325
Judge Paul Lundsten (608) 577-4285
Court Comm. J. Alberto Quiroga (608) 267-4104
Court Comm. Daniel Floeter (608) 266-4182
Municipal Judge Mark Hepfinger (608) 239-0541
Judge Julie Genovese (608) 266-4186
Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn (608) 267-2525
Court Comm. Jason Hanson (608) 267-4101
Judge Rhonda Lanford
Judge Michael Nowakowski (608) 249-0926
Municipal Judge Todd Meurer (608) 332-2864
Judge Josann M Reynolds (608) 266-4234
Judge Paul Higginbotham (608) 212-8999
Municipal Judge Lana Mades
Court Comm. Alyssa Mahaffay (608) 886-9223
Municipal Judge Daniel Koval (608) 264-9280
Court Comm. Toni Laitsch (608) 255-2560
Court Comm. Michelle Affatati (608) 334-7348
Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg