Register of Deeds
The office of the Register of Deeds was established in Wisconsin in 1836. The 1848 Wisconsin Constitution established the Register of Deeds as a permanent element of the county-level governmental structure. Each county in Wisconsin has a Register of Deeds office. The Register of Deeds is an elected County Official with a term of four years.
The Register of Deeds files, records, and issues instruments and documents of significance to Walworth County as a whole and to its individual citizens. Vital records document the span of our lives from birth to death. Land records documenting title of over 65,000 properties in the County are maintained. Each year, the Register of Deeds office processes over 20,000 real estate documents and over 17,000 vital records in Walworth County.
- How can I obtain Birth and Marriage Certificates for the REAL ID?
- What help can the Register of Deeds office provide for drafting real estate documents?
- I have been told I need to get a legal description of my property. Where may I obtain one?
- I paid off a Federal Income Tax Lien, but it still appears on my credit report. Why?
- We recently paid off the mortgage on our home. When will we get a new deed showing that we no longer owe the bank anything?
- I am considering purchasing a parcel of real estate. How can I find out what liens, if any, have been filed against it?
- Can I do my own title search?
- Can the Register of Deeds tell me if I have clear title?
- How do I change my deed so that it reflects my married name?
- If one trustee of a trust dies, is it necessary to take any immediate action?
- If I purchase property that is from a larger parcel that is being split, will I receive a tax bill?