County Clerk

The Office of the County Clerk is duty-bound by Wisconsin Statutes and as otherwise directed by the needs of the County Board and the public to provide administrative and clerical services to the Board, to the Public, to other County Departments, and to other units of Government.  The County Clerk's Office is responsible for disseminating information on general government, elections, marriage licenses.  We are dedicated to providing the best service to the public.

Major functions of the County Clerk’s Office are marriage licenses, voter registration, work permits, and passport application services.  The County Clerk's Office also provides administrative and clerical services to the County Board, other County Departments, and other units of Government.  The County Clerk is also the Chief Election Officer of the County, and administers elections for county offices and provides declaration of candidacy, campaign registration, and nomination papers to candidates.

When you come to visit the County Clerk's office you will be working with County Clerk Jessica Backus, Deputy Clerk Linda Herman or Administrative Assistant Laurie Heier.

Department Director

Jessica Backus

Phone: 920-683-4003

F: 920-683-5180

Contact Us

Location Information

Manitowoc County Courthouse
1010 S 8th Street
1st Floor, Room 115
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30 - 5:00

Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30

Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30

Thursday 8:30 - 4:30

Friday 8:30 - 4:30