PROF. JOSEPH HOPKINS
811 Harding Street, Waupaca WI 54981
Office hours: 8:00 - 4:00
Michael was elected to the Waupaca County Register of Deeds and took office January 2007. Prior to becoming Register of Deeds he worked in the Land Title Industry for 19 years and also worked 6 years in public relations for the Iola Old Car show and the community of Iola.
Michael served as President of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association in 2012 – 2013. He has served on the Joint Alpha Committee, and currently serves on the legislative and new member committees. Michael is very active in his community serving on the Iola Living Assistance board, Iola Car Show board, Secretary of the Iola Lions Club, Whitetail’s Unlimited Board and Treasurer of the Township of Scandinavia.
Michael and wife Brenda enjoy volunteering in their local community of Iola. They also enjoy their property in the Township of Little Wolf near Manawa part of which was recognized as a Century Farm.
A computerized tract index was implemented in 1992 and an imaging system in 2000. The Register of Deeds undertook a project to migrate the microfilmed images to digital and these are now completed through 1982. In 2004, the records from the older system were converted to a newer TriMin system that offers Land Shark online access and the ability to accept electronic recording. In 2011 a scanning project of 154,000 recorded documents was completed converting paper to electronic images. The office of 3 full time including Mike and staff have an extensive real estate and genealogy background.