PROF. JOSEPH HOPKINS
901 N. 9th Street, Courthouse
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1458
Office hours: 8:00 - 4:30
Document recording service provides information on fees and formats for recording and submitting real estate transfer returns.
Phone calls about document examination are answered only between 8:00 and 11:30 AM CST at 414-278- 4005. Document examination questions can also be sent via fax to 414-223-1257 or e-mail. Standard mail services or in-person delivery of documents and fees are also accepted.
The fee for recording a real estate document is $30.00 regardless of the number of pages, excepting plats which are $50. All pages shall be letter or legal size, on white paper and typed or printed in black ink.
No personal checks for birth, death, marriage records.
Gov. Tony Evers announced the appointment of Israel Ramón as the new Milwaukee County Register of Deeds, replacing John La Fave who resigned effective April 12th 2019.
Israel Ramón. Photo by David Lauersdorf.
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* Event must have taken place in Milwaukee County
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.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Office is to provide timely, secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services that are delivered in a prompt and courteous manner.