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.
Israel Ramón was appointed the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds by Governor Tony Evers on May 10th, 2019. Prior to his appointment, he had been an attorney in private practice for twenty-five years. He is also a supplemental court commissioner appointed by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, the honorable Carolina M. Stark in 2014.
He holds an Associate of Science Degree from the College of Lake County in 1986, a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Business (Magna Cum Laude) from Barat College in 1989 and a law degree from Marquette University Law School in 1994.
He is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and a member of the following organizations: State Bar of Wisconsin,
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.
About the Register of Deeds Office
Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association (Legislative Committee), PRIA - the Property Records Industry Association (Redaction and Privacy Work Groups), Wisconsin County Constitutional Officers (Legal Defense Fund), National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys, Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association, Milwaukee Water Commons Task Force, ACLU of Wisconsin, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera and is a legal advisor to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) – Wisconsin.