Register of Deeds is the official county repository for:
- Real estate records (deeds, land contracts, mortgages, etc...)
- Vital records (birth, death, marriage, domestic partnership termination and military discharges)
To provide safe archival storage and convenient access to these public records.
To implement statutory changes, system modernization, program and procedure evaluation and staff development to assure a high level of timely service for our citizen-customers.
Regular Office Hours - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Born or Married in Wisconsin? Get your birth certificates in any Register of Deeds office. Marriage certificates will also be made available in any Register of Deeds office in Wisconsin on January 2, 2020. Click here for more information.
Need a Vital Record:Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce? Click here to download the application.
Applications, along with fee, can be dropped off in the red drop off box outside the building. Certificates will then be mailed to you.
Online requests can also be processed through VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek charges an additional fee for using this service. Online orders are fulfilled in one to three business days. Click here
Register of Deeds Public Access:
Here you can perform a search of our county land records tract information at no charge; you must however log-in to enter the system.
If you are a regular escrow account user please log in using your username and password, and doing so will automatically debit any charges to your escrow account.
If you don't have an escrow account you may log in using:
Username: PUBLIC Password: Public (case-sensitive)
To utlize the public land management system click here.
If you would like to set up an Escrow account with our office, please contact the office for more information.
Paying by Credit Card:
If you would like to use a credit card click here; after you have transaction is processed, we will email/mail you the requested document.
For a listing of the Fee Schedule, please click here.
What help can the Register of Deeds office provide for drafting my own real estate documents?
The Register of Deeds office is charged with the duty of being an independent custodian of records relating to real estate. As such, the only area we can assist you in is general process questions. We cannot assist you in the actual drafting of documents. We highly recommend that you obtain legal counsel for these transactions.
Although several legal documents have been developed into "fill-in-the-blank" style forms and appear to be very easily completed, it is the answers to those fill-in-the-blank questions that are critically important. Those answers can vary widely from person to person. Determining the correct answer for your situation constitutes "legal advice" we are not licensed to practice real estate law. Even if we were, our role as custodian of the records would still prevent us from assisting in the creation of the records.
Wisconsin Register of Deeds Downloadable Forms:
Wisconsin Department of Revenue (Electronic Real Estate Transfer Return eRETR)
|Mary Shawanokasic - Register of Deeds
Click here to email
|PO Box 279
Keshena, WI 54135-0279
|W3269 Courthouse Lane
Keshena, WI 54135-0279
|Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 - 4:30