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Fees are governed by Wisconsin Statutes and are uniform throughout the State.

Recorded Documents

Recorded documents will be returned to sender or designee.

  • Deeds, Mortgages, Land Contracts, Satisfactions, Lispendens, etc. and Miscellaneous Documents:
    • Entitled to be recorded in the Register of Deeds Office
    • Cost: $11.00 First Page $2.00 each additional page
    • Note: Maximum size sheet: 8 1/2" x 14". One side of a sheet constitutes a page and any riders attached are considered another page.
    • Only one mortgage can be Partial Released, Assigned or Satisfied with a single instrument
  • Probate Transferring Joint Property through Register of Deeds Office
    • Termination of Joint Tenancy
    • Cost: $25.00
  • Copies of Documents:
    • Copies of recorded documents are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00
    • Each additional page, plus $1.00 for certificate if a certified copy is requested. 
    • Fees must be received, before copies are sent out.
    • Plat copies are $2.00 per page.


Recorded plats are not returned to sender.

  • Subdivisions:
  • Cemetary Plats:
  • Condominium Plats:

Note: Must be: 14" x 22" in size.

Real Estate Transfer Fees

  1. A transfer form and fee or exemption number is required for all conveyances EXCEPT when exemptions 1, 2r, 4 and 11 apply.
  2. Form is to be completed in detail.
  3. Current rate of fee is $3.00 per $1000 of value rounded off to the next higher hundred. See form for exceptions.
  4. Valuation must be shown when documents are exempt except if exempt under 77.25(3) and (11)
  5. Both Grantor and Grantee OR their agent must sign form.
  6. Transfers involving rental property must be accompanied by a stipulation, waiver, or Certificate of Compliance Form.
  7. Parcel identifier number must be on the form

Vital Records Fee Schedule

Birth Certificate $20.00
Marriage Certificate $20.00
Death Certificate $20.00
Each additional copy ordered at the same time as the first copy $  3.00

Updated:   04/16/2008                                  

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