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Temporary Changes to County Services and Access

Post Date:03/20/2020 8:34 AM

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, Marquette County Government is limiting access to buildings and temporarily suspending some services. The public is encouraged to conduct business with the county online or over the phone. Please note that there is the potential for some small offices to close should those employees become ill.

Below is information regarding changes to county services as of 3/20/20.

County Clerk’s Office – No passport applications will be taken until further notice.

Register of Deeds – No genealogy research available.

If you are in need of a certified copy of your birth or marriage record to renew your driver’s license for the Real ID, call the Register of Deeds office at 608-297-3025. We will be happy to either email or mail the application(s) to you. Simply complete the form, mail it to the office with payment and the can mail the certified copy/copies back to you. Reminders- the DMV has given a 60-day extension if your license is expiring soon AND If your birth or marriage took place in Wisconsin contact your closest Register of Deeds office and they can assist you now!

Court – Patrons are being asked to do business by mail. Most hearings will be done via phone or video. For more information on court processes please visit the news section of the Marquette County website.

Human Services - Senior dining sites are closed.

Land and Water Conservation - The Land and Water Conservation office located in Westfield is now only open for access to patrons with appointments. Please reach out to this office by phone or email for assistance.

Highway Department-It is strongly encouraged that Highway Permit requests are done via phone or email.

UW-Extension-Educators are available only via phone or email.

Health Department- Marquette County Health Department is still working and available by calling their number at 608-297-3135.  Starting 4/14/20 the Health Department will no longer be able to do in-person appointments until further notice.

If you are visiting the courthouse, the following questions will be asked at the Welcome Center:

  1. Does your business at the County require an “in-person” transaction?
  2. In the last 14 days, have you traveled to a location with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
  3. Are you currently experiencing any symptoms associated with respiratory illness?(i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath etc.)

We thank you for your understanding regarding these changes as we navigate through these challenging times.