Lookup Public Records in Columbia CountyWisconsin. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Columbia County, Wisconsin Overview

Columbia County is located in the South Central Region of Wisconsin. Its county seat is Portage. The county was founded in 1846 as part of Wisconsin Territory. The county’s total area is 796 square miles. Based on the 2010 census, the county’s population is 56,833. The adjacent counties are Marquette County (north), Green Lake County (northeast), Dodge County (east), Dane County (south), Sauk County (west), and Juneau County as well as Adams County (northwest). The zip codes are 53555, 53901, 53911, 53923, 53925, 53928, 53932, 53935, 53954, 53955, 53957, 53960, and 53969.

Columbia County Officials Information

The County Clerk acts as Administrative Coordinator and Clerk for the County Board. In addition, this office issues dog licenses, wood cutting permits, marriage licenses, vehicle license plates, renewal stickers, and DNR Vehicle registrations. Other duties of the Clerk include managing records, maintaining county documents, preserving historical documents, keeping records of the Board of Proceedings, overseeing property and liability insurance coverage and filing claims, and preparing all committee meeting agendas.
County Clerk’s Office:
Address: 112 E. Edgewater St., Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 742-9654
Fax: (608) 742-9602
The forms and documents available in the Clerk’s office include Department of Natural Resources License Information, Marriage License w/Check Off List, General and Detailed Instructions for Bride, Groom, and Officiant, Candidate Forms, MV1 Form For Temp Plates, and Harvest Notification of Raw Forest Products Form.

Columbia Court Records Information
The Columbia County Clerk of Circuit Court is responsible for the safekeeping of all court records. Anyone can search for case documents by visiting the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website. To obtain copies of court documents, please submit your request to the Clerk of Circuit Court’s office. For more information, please call (608) 742-2191.

Court Records Online:

Columbia, WI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200972,906
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,029
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200959
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009796
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009814
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,170
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,857
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009441
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,801
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009319
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200928,972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,307
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,397
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009343
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20097,256
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,398
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200983
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009268
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009506
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009701
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009144
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009138
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,010
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009857
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009582
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,080
Columbia County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Columbia County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 26, Ch. 26.04
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Columbia County Marriage License
Location:400 De Witt Street, Portage, Wisconsin, 53901
Phone:608-742-9677

Columbia County Clerk’ss Office

Address: 400 DeWitt St. Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 742-9654

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