Bayfield County Clerk Licensing Information
Where To Apply
Wisconsin residents must apply for marriage licenses, in person, in the county where at least one (1) applicant has resided for the past thirty (30) days. If neither applicant is a resident of Wisconsin, the couple must apply for a marriage license in the county where the marriage is to be performed. Both applicants must sign the license in the County Clerk’s office in the presence of either the County Clerk or one of his deputies.
- Applicants must provide proof of identification and residence, i.e., valid driver’s license with current address on the front of the license. (If the address on the license is not current, applicant should bring a piece of mail that has been mailed to him/her at his new residence. A government issued, certified copy of his/her birth certificate must be presented - THIS IS NOT THE HOSPITAL RECORD OF BIRTH.
- No one under the age of sixteen (16) can be married in the State of Wisconsin. Parental signature is required for applicants under the age of eighteen (18).
- If either of the applicants have been married before, a signed copy of his/her Judgment of Divorce, legal Annulment papers, or Death Certificate, whichever applies, must be presented. A party to a divorce may not remarry in Wisconsin within six (6) months after a divorce regardless of where the divorce was granted.
- If any of the above needed documents are not in English, documents need to be translated into English, PRIOR TO the filing for the marriage license. A Certificate of Translation must then accompany the original documents when applying for the marriage license.
- The date of the marriage, place where the marriage will take place, and the name, address and phone number of the officiant is needed.
- A five (5) day waiting period is required, and licenses must be used within thirty (30) days.
- Marriage license fee is Sixty Dollars ($60.00). If the five (5) day waiting period should need to be waived, there is a waiver fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00)
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Hunting and fishing licenses are available at several locations throughout the county. For information on nearest location contact the Bayfield DNR station at (715) 779-4030. You can also visit http://www.dnr.state.wi.us and search by county for agents selling licenses.
Proof of completion of a hunter safety course is mandatory for any hunting license applicant born after January 1, 1973.