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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
Judge Rhonda Lanford
Judge Jennifer Nashold (608) 628-0484
Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg
Judge Josann M Reynolds (608) 266-4234
Judge Michael Nowakowski (608) 249-0926
Judge Brian Blanchard (608) 266-9362
Municipal Judge Mark Hepfinger (608) 239-0541
Court Comm. Jason Hanson (608) 267-4101
Court Comm. Toni Laitsch (608) 255-2560
Judge Juan Colas (608) 266-4460
Court Comm. Alyssa Mahaffay (608) 886-9223
Judge Paul Higginbotham (608) 212-8999
Court Comm. Benjamin Schulenburg (608) 267-2519
Court Comm. Michelle Affatati (608) 334-7348
Court Comm. Karen D. Julian (608) 219-8619
Judge Julie Genovese (608) 266-4186
Court Comm. Daniel Floeter (608) 266-4182
Court Comm. J. Alberto Quiroga (608) 267-4104
Court Comm. Tom Hebl (608) 837-4325
Municipal Judge Todd Meurer (608) 332-2864
Municipal Judge Lana Mades
Municipal Judge Daniel Koval (608) 264-9280
Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn (608) 267-2525