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Sauk County, Wisconsin Overview

Sauk County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. The county was formed in 1844. The county seat is Baraboo and it has a population of 61,976 as of 2010. The county has a total area of 849 square miles, with its land area encompassing 831 square miles, and its water area 18 square miles. The county consists of 17 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 53913 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Sauk County borders the following counties: Juneau County, Wisconsin to the north; Iowa County, Wisconsin to the south; Columbia County, Wisconsin to the east; Richland County, Wisconsin to the west; Adams County, Wisconsin to the northeast; Vernon County, Wisconsin to the northwest, and; Dane County, Wisconsin to the southeast.

Sauk County Clerk Information

Mission Statement:

To perform services for the public including conducting elections and issuing of certain licenses. The County Clerk also serves the County Board by assuring completion of necessary clerical functions. Other services may be provided by the County Clerk as required by law or mutual agreement.

Summary of Activities:

Official County Board Minutes and Proceedings; Election Administration, Election Results and responsible for the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) Administration for 23 local municipalities; County directory; marriage license issuance; declaration of domestic partnership issuance; public notice of County meetings; rezoning petitions; Farmland Preservation petitions; timber notices; County park sticker; dog license administration; county contracts database, passport acceptance agent and custodian of county documents.

Marriage License Application

Where To Apply:

Applicants who are State of Wisconsin residents, are required to apply for a marriage license in the county one of the parties has resided in for at least 30 days prior to making application. The license can then be used in any county in the State of Wisconsin.

If both parties are nonresidents of the State of Wisconsin, application is required to be made in the county where the ceremony takes place.

Where To Apply In Sauk County:

Both parties are required appear in person at the office of the Sauk County Clerk, West Square Building, 505 Broadway, Room #144, Baraboo, Wisconsin, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,(closed Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and the day after Thanksgiving). Allow ½ an hour of time to apply.

Identification of Parties:

  • Each party is required to present current photo identification.
  • Each party is required to present proof of where they live in the form of a driver’s license, state issued identification card, mail, rent or mortgage receipt, checking account, or savings account.
  • social security number, if assigned.
  • Wisconsin State Statutes require all parties to present a state certified copy of a birth certificate:
    Photocopies cannot be accepted: Per Wisconsin State Statutes §69.24, it is illegal to make photocopies of any vital record, doing so carries a fine of $10,000.00.
    Hospital and baptism certificates cannot be accepted.

If previously married – please bring applicable document as is required:

  • Certified copy of death certificate
  • Copy of state annulment papers
  • Copy of prior divorce papers – Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law

Age:
18, without consent. Age 16 and 17, with written consent of the person’s parents, guardian, custodian, or a parent who has legal custody.

Relationship:

A marriage cannot be contracted while either party has a husband or wife living; between persons who are closer in relationship than second cousins, whether parties to the marriage are half or whole blood, except that a marriage may be contracted between first cousins if the female has attained the age of 55 years, or if either party at the time of application for a marriage license submits an affidavit signed by a physician stating that either party is permanently sterile.

Assenting to marriage:

A marriage cannot be contracted if either party has such want of understanding as renders him or her incapable of assenting to marriage.

Divorced Persons:

A person divorced, whether in the State of Wisconsin or elsewhere, cannot marry again until six months from the final judgment date.

Fee due at time of application: $80.00, payable by check or cash

Waiting Period:

Five (5) days, unless a waiver of the waiting period has been granted.

Special dispensation of waiting period:

A waiver of the five (5) day waiting period is granted for any of the reasons outlined in Chapter 765 of the Wisconsin Statutes. An extra fee of $10.00, payable by check or cash, is charged at the time of application

Expiration:

A marriage license is required to be used within 30 days from the issue date.
Ceremony information needed at time of application:

  • Date of ceremony.
  • Venue name; place-township, village, or city; and county where the ceremony is to take place.
  • Name, address & phone # of the person officiating the ceremony.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Rebecca C. Evert, County Clerk
Sauk County West Square Building
Room #144
505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913
Office: (608) 355-3286
Fax: (608) 355-3522

Sauk Register of Deeds Information

Recording real estate documents, filing uniform commercial code documents pertaining to real estate, recording and issuing vital records, birth, death and marriage certificates.

Documents Recorded And Filed:

  • Deeds-Warranty, Quit claims, Tax, Sheriff’s, Administrator’s, Guardian’s,and Condominium.
  • Mortgages, Assignments of Land contract, and amendments to Land contracts.
  • Articles of Incorporation, Amendments and Dissolutions.
  • Power of Attorney; Letters of Administration.
  • All Military Records, (not open to general public).
  • Final Judgments.
  • Termination of Life Estate, Certificate of Termination of Joint Tenancy.
  • Certificates of Descent.
  • Plats, Certified Survey Maps and Condo Plats.
  • Marriages, Births, Deaths; Filing of Court Ordered Change of Name.
  • Affidavits covering Real Estate.
  • Filing of Lis Pendens and Release of Lis Pendens.
  • Filing Financing Statements and/or Security
  • Agreements, Terminations, Amendments and Continuations pertaining to Real Estate.
  • Filing Firm Name and Farm Name; Filing Affidavit of Firm Name;
  • Filing Writ of Attachment.
  • Filing Federal Tax Liens; Filing Discharge of Tax Lien; Court Record of Organization; Trade Name; and Original Cemetery Plats.

Birth Certificate Request

  • Adoptions – Register in Probate. Adoptees new birth record remains in the county of birth
    Birth Records are filed in the county in which you are born, as well as the county where your parents resided at the time of birth.
  • Legitimization Forms – see Register of Deeds
  • Legitimization can be done when the biological parents have married each other after the child’s birth
  • Name Changes – see Clerk of Courts
  • Paternity Statements – see Child Support

Register of Deed’s Property Information (Land Shark)

LandShark is now available for accessing their records online.

Viewing Recording Information

  • There is no charge to view recording information from 1987 to the present.

Fees for viewing images are as follows:

  • Unlimited access – $200 per month
  • Escrow account – the statutory fee of $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page

You may check LandShark’s site for further information.

Below is the physical address of the Register of Deeds:

Brent Bailey, Register of Deeds
Room #122
Sauk County West Square Building
505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: (608) 355-3288
Fax: (608) 355-4439
Email: brent.bailey@saukcountywi.gov

Sauk Clerk of Courts Information

The office of the Clerk of Court is created by the State of Wisconsin Constitution and the Clerk is elected by the residents of Sauk County for a term of four years. The Clerk of Courts Office maintains records of all documents filed with the court, keeps a record of court proceedings, collects and disburses monies related to court cases. The office is a key department in the implementation of court automation, jury management, and is fiscally responsible for millions of dollars in fees, fines, forfeitures and restitution paid through the clerk’s office every year.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Courts:

Carrie Wastlick, Sauk County Clerk of Courts
515 Oak Street (Entrance on Broadway side of building)
Baraboo WI 53913
Phone: (608) 355-3287

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