Kewaunee County

Jamie Annoye

810 Lincoln Street Kewaunee WI 54216


Major functions of the Kewaunee County Clerk’s Office are preparing the tax apportionment, the sale of DNR licenses, issuance of temporary license plates, issuance of marriage licenses, passport application services, publishing the County Directory and County Board Proceedings & the Statistical Report of Property Values, filing of County cutting notices, and notary services.  Dog licenses and forms are received from the State by the Clerk’s Office and distributed to the municipal treasurers.  The County Clerk’s Office also provides administrative and clerical services to the County Board and other County Departments.  The office also administers elections for county offices and provides declaration of candidacy, campaign registration, and nomination papers to candidates.

Closed on the following Holidays: January 1, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, December 24, Christmas, December 26.

County Information

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin  is located between Green Bay (Brown County) and Sturgeon Bay (Door County) in the eastern middle part of the state along Lake Michigan.  Kewaunee is known for its Great Lake frontage, big lake and freshwater fishing, bike trails, agriculture, sailing, boating, golf courses, beaches, marinas, hiking, and hunting.  Kewaunee County also has some beautiful parks, which include Red River County Park, Bruemmer Park & Zoo, Winter Park, Ryan Park, Riverview ATV Park, and Blahnik Heritage Park.

Kewaunee’s recorded history dates back to the seventeenth century.  Originally settled by the Potawatomi Indians in the early 1600s, Kewaunee was visited by numerous early explorers including Jean Nicolet in 1634, Father Marquette, who said his First Mass in this section on All Saints Day, November 1, 1674 and Jacques Vieau, a French trader who established a trading post at the mouth of the Kewaunee River in 1795.  The first permanent European settlement began in 1836.  The County Courthouse was erected in 1873.  With its proud maritime and ethnic heritage, Kewaunee offers interesting historical facts.  For instance, the first doctor’s office in Wisconsin was opened in Kewaunee in 1874, which still stands today on Milwaukee Street.  Also, the U.S.S. Pueblo, along with other World War II naval vessels, were built and launched in Kewaunee.

County Population: 20574

Cities: 2

Towns: 10

Villages: 2