Door County

Jill M. Lau

421 Nebraska Street Sturgeon Bay WI 54235


The Door County Clerk’s Office issues marriage licenses, timber cutting permits, and distributes the State dog licenses to local Municipal Treasurers. The office compiles and distributes the Official County Directory for Door County, publishes the Property Valuation Statistical Report and the Proceedings of the Door County Board of Supervisors.

The County Clerk is the official clerk to the Door County Board of Supervisors and the Standing Committees; responsible for keeping the minutes, records and contracts for the Board and for publishing the minutes and ordinances in the newspaper. All County Board minutes, original resolutions and ordinances are on file in the Clerk’s Office.

The office is the “information” system for the county and the public. The office handles the switchboard operations, directs the public to proper offices, answers numerous questions from the public, reserves meeting rooms for various committees and organizations, coordinates Youth Government Day, maintains the Fleet Vehicle reservations and manages the Mail Department.

The Door County Clerk is the chief election official for Door County; the office conducts all federal, state, county, local and school elections, in coordination with the municipalities and school districts, to insure that the State Statutes governing elections are carried through. The County Clerk’s Office is responsible for programming elections, publishing legal notices, preparing ballots, tabulating results and ensuring the accuracy of all County-wide elections. This office utilizes the Statewide Voter Registration System (WisVote), a voter database system which enables the State of Wisconsin to comply with the Help America Vote Act, and provides WisVote service to 18 Door County municipalities.

County Information

Door County is considered the Number One getaway destination in the Midwest and often compared to Cape Cod. Door County boasts of its 300 miles of shoreline dotted with bustling harbors and quiet coves, offering a wealth of water-based recreation.  Sandy beaches, boating, fishing or a unique car ferry ride to Washington Island are just a few ways to enjoy the sparkling waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.  Numerous renowned artists and galleries, world class symphony music and performing art theaters truly make Door County a distinctive arts community. Five State parks, ten Lighthouses and nineteen County parks offer fantastic hiking, biking and sightseeing opportunities.  You will find unique and award-winning restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and museums.  Small wonder that more than two million visitors like to visit and claim this jewel as their own.

County Population: 27785

Cities: 1

Towns: 14

Villages: 4