PROF. JOSEPH HOPKINS

Office Address:  
Room 290 - Courthouse,
571 County Road A
Green Lake WI  54941

Office hours: 8:00 - 4:30
Telephone: 920-294-4021

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Sarah was elected Register in 2013, and was re-elected for her second term for 2017.  She currently serves as the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Co-Legislative Chair and is a member of the WRDA board.  Sarah was as the recipient of the President’s Award through the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association 2015-2016.  Sarah was awarded the Wisconsin County Constitutional Officer of the year award in 2018.

Sarah serves at the state level as an ambassador for Green Lake County through Wisconsin Counties Association and is an appointee to the Local Government Records Office designee for the Public Records Board’s Operations & Training Advisory committee.  She is a member of the Wisconsin County Constitutional Officers and the Realtor Association of South Central Wisconsin.

Sarah is enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Certified Public Manager program with an anticipated graduation in 2018.

Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband of 32 years, Karl and with their daughter fishing, golfing, and biking.  Sarah has lived in Green Lake County her whole adult life and is honored to serve the citizens of Green Lake County for the past 31 years.

The staff in the Green Lake County Register of Deeds office is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service.  Our office employs two full time deputies and one part-time deputy, in addition to the Register.

Our office takes great pride in recording all real estate documents in a timely manner.  We have several erecording partners; see links on our website under online services.

We also offer online searching for real estate records 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Two different programs are available via our website, Laredo and Tapestry.  Tract indexes are also on our website, accessible 24 hours a day.

To protect against property and mortgage fraud, the Green Lake County Register of Deeds Office provides Property Fraud Alert, a notification service to alert the homeowner of possible fraud.

We are diligently working to add documents to our real estate records database and currently have documents indexed back to December 1985.

We also process death and marriage records that occur in Green Lake County and issue all vital records (birth, death, marriage and divorce) for past and present residents of our county.  Our office is also, where all military discharges should be put on file.

Vital records are available at Green Lake County Register of Deeds.  A new law effective Jan. 1, 2017 makes it easier to obtain vital records, i.e., birth, marriage, death and divorce records.  The law, statewide issuance, allows residents who were born, married, divorced or died in Wisconsin to obtain their vital records from any Register of Deeds Office.  Birth certificates from as far back as 1907 are available, death records dating back to 2012, marriage certificates back to 2014 and divorce certificates from 2016 will be available through the Green Lake County Register of Deeds.  We have a link on our website to Official Records Online to order your vital record online with a credit card.  You can come in person to the office as well.

In April 2013, we started accepting credit cards for copies of vital records and copies of real estate documents at the Green Lake Register of Deeds office. 

Genealogists are welcome from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  No appointments are needed but space is limited, so if you are planning a visit from a distance away you may wish to call ahead.

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