OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS
Real estate-related instruments that affect title to approximately 300,000 parcels of land located in Milwaukee County are recorded here.
The following documents and services are available through the Register of Deeds:
Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records*
Request to file a military discharge for safe keeping
In addition, the Office of the Register of Deeds records, scans and compiles an index of real estate documents, corporation papers and military discharges; records informal probate instruments; files and keeps an index of financing statements; collects the real estate transfer tax; and performs such other functions as provided, pursuant to Sections 59.51, 69.23 and other pertinent sections of the Wisconsin Statutes.
*Event must have taken place in Milwaukee County
The Milwaukee County Register of Deeds offers a free online automated service in which property owners can sign up to have their name monitored so as to track possible fraudulent activity. Participants will be notified only when the exact name they have submitted to Property Fraud Alert (PFA) is listed as a grantor or grantee on a document recorded in the Register of Deeds office.