PROF. JOSEPH HOPKINS

Office Address:  
100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI 53121

Office hours: 8:00 - 5:00
Telephone: 262-741-4233

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Gov. Tony Evers today appointed Cairie Virrueta as the new Walworth County register of deeds, filling a vacancy created by the upcoming resignation of Donna Pruess effective on March 12, 2020. 

“Through her prior service to the city of Elkhorn as the city clerk and her involvement with various local groups, Cairie Virrueta has proven her commitment to public service and her community,” said Gov. Evers. “I am confident that Cairie will be an excellent register of deeds and serve the people of Walworth County well.”

Virrueta started with the city of Elkhorn in 2013 as a utility clerk and has served as the city clerk since her appointment in 2014. Prior to her service to the city of Elkhorn, Virrueta managed her family's business, Badger Contracting Inc., since 1993 and was a part-time office administrator for the Waukesha United Unitarian Church for six years. She is a certified Wisconsin Municipal Clerk, is a lifelong member of the Friends of Matheson Memorial Library, a Wisconsin Public Radio Sustainer, a member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission Training Advisory Committee, and a member of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerk's Association, as well as its Mentoring Program and Professional Education Committee. Virrueta is a lifelong Wisconsin resident and has lived in Walworth County for over 27 years.

Real estate records are maintained in a grantor/grantee indexing system which begins in 1839. A computer index is available beginning in 1969 as well as document images back to 1935. In 2004 a tract index was created. Birth, death & marriage records for events that occurred in Walworth are maintained. Birth records begin in 1856, death records begin in 1873 & marriages begin in 1839. Ownership & description information is maintained for over 65,000 tax parcels.

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