PROF. JOSEPH HOPKINS
505 Broadway, Baraboo WI 53913
Office hours: 8:00 - 4:30
Brent Bailey has been Sauk County Register of Deeds since 2001. Prior to beginning his service to Sauk County, he worked 20 years in the retail grocery business. Born and raised in rural Baraboo, Brent is a 1982 graduate of Baraboo High School and a 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, majoring in political science and public administration. He is also a member of the Sauk County Republican Party. Brent and his wife Pat reside near the family farm with their two sons. They are members of St. Johns Church, where Brent serves as radio and TV announcer. The Baileys enjoy watching the Packers and Badgers, bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening and being outdoors in general, especially at their cabin in the Eagle River/St. Germain area.
The office records, on average, about 26,000 documents a year. Sauk County's grantor-grantee index has been computerized and documents have been stored on optical imaging since 1987. A computerized tract index was established in February 2004, and past recordings are entered into that tract index as time allows. The office is staffed by the Register of Deeds and two full-time employees.