Karen was appointed to the office on November 24, 2014. She has worked in the office for 12 years prior to her appointment. Prior to her joining the county, she was employed for 15 years in the banking industry, primarily in real estate lending. Karen currently serves on the finance council at her church and is the secretary of the Lewiston Plan Commission. Karen is married to Bob and they have two grown children.
The Columbia County Register of Deeds office currently has 2 full time staff members along with the Register of Deeds. In June, 2017 the Register of Deeds office moved into a newly built Administration Building along the Portage Canal.
We offer e-Recording and on-line access to real estate records and well as the ability to order vital records on-line. Register of Deeds staff is in the process of completing a large back scan project that allows additional on-line access to real estate records dating back to 1964. This was started in 2010 and is about 75% completed. Birth records are available for anyone born in the State of Wisconsin. Other vital records are also available, depending on the date of the event.