Domestic Partnerships

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The Chippewa County Clerk's Office no longer issues Domestic Partnerships. If you are currently in a domestic partnership and would like to terminate it please see below:

TERMINATION OF A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP

A domestic partner may terminate the domestic partnership by filing a completed notice of termination of domestic partnership from the county clerk who issues the declaration of partnership and paying the $75 fee. The notice must be signed by both partners and notarized. If the notice is only signed by one of the domestic partners, that individual must also file with the county clerk an affidavit stating either of the following:

  • That the other domestic partner has been served in writing provided under s. 801.11 that a notice of termination of domestic partnership is being filed with the county clerk.
  • That the domestic partner seeking termination has been unable to locate the other domestic partner after making reasonable efforts and that notice to the other domestic partner has been made by publication as provided as below:
    • Notice by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the residence most recently shared by the domestic partners is located. The notice need not be published more than one time.

Upon receiving a completed, signed, notarized notice of termination of domestic partnership and the fee has been paid, the county clerk shall issue to the domestic partner filing the notice of termination a certificate of termination of domestic partnership. The domestic partner shall submit the certificate of termination of domestic partnership to the register of deeds of the county in which the declaration of domestic partnership is recorded. The register of deeds shall record the certificate and forward the original to the state registrar of vital statistics.
The termination of a domestic partnership is effective 90 days after the certificate of termination of domestic partnership is recorded with the Register of Deeds.