Buffalo County - Carol Burmeister
Carol was elected as Register of Deeds in 2008 and took office January 5, 2009. Prior to being elected she worked for Buffalo County as Deputy Clerk of Courts for 13 years. She is a member of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association serving on various committees and serves on the Buffalo County Land Council. She is a lifelong resident of Buffalo County. She and her husband Bruce live in Buffalo City along the beautiful Mississippi river. In 1996 she has been volunteering her time to the community as an Emergency Medical Technician, with Scenic Valley Emergency Services After 25 years of service she has recently retired from the Emergency Medical Services. Carol stays busy as a member of Tri-Community Fire Department Auxiliary and the Friends of the Cemetery group. Her most recent ambition is Coordinating a Wreaths Across America event in Buffalo City. In her spare time, she is learning to weave rugs, enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, hunting and being outdoors.
About the Register of Deeds Office
In addition to Carol, the office is staffed with one deputy. A computerized index system was added in 1993, and in 1997 an imaging system was installed. To further modernize the office, a new land record system was implemented in 2016. This upgrade allowed land record research from any remote location. Data is backed-up offsite to protect the integrity of the county’s valuable land records. Electronic recording of documents was introduced in 2014. Today, electronic submission of daily recording is at an impressive 69%. As time permits, we continue working on back indexing of the older land records.
Statewide issuance of Birth, Death and Marriage certificates is now available for events that occurred in Wisconsin.