Domestic Partnerships

Effective August 1, 2009, Chapter 69, Wis. Stats., designated domestic partnership documents as "vital records" and allowed same-sex partners in Wisconsin to establish a Declaration of Domestic Partnership. The first working day that these partnership applications were accepted at County Clerk offices was Monday, August 3, 2009.

All domestic partnerships filed with the State Vital Records Office are included in the tables below. The tables also show all filed terminations of domestic partnership.

Chapter 69 gives the State Registrar responsibility for the registration of all domestic partnerships, as well as the registration of domestic partnership terminations. Chapter 770, Wis. Stats., (Domestic Partnership Law) specifies the process for registering domestic partnerships between two people of the same sex.


Last Revised: January 17, 2018