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Department Detail:  Register of Deeds

Department Register of Deeds
Department Head Carey  Petersilka
Address 421 Nebraska St
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  54235
Phone Number 920-746-2270
Fax Number 920-746-2447
Staff Register of Deeds Staff
Office Hours Mon - Fri 8am-4:30pm
  • Filing and recording of various legal documents including deeds, mortgages and other documents pertaining to real estate.
  • Recording of such documents give constructive notice to the public on how title is held and determines whether property is encumbered or not.
  • Maintain various database indexes of recorded documents and filed documents such as plats, certified survey maps and condominium plats.
  • The various indexes aid in searching for the buyer and seller of real estate or in the mortgagor or mortgagee of real estate. In addition, searches can also be made by legal description.
  • Microfilming documents which have been recorded, enables the public to view and retrieve copies. Certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates can be obtained from this office.
  • All duties and fees are set per Wisconsin State Statute.

v  To provide the official county repository for:


1.      Real estate records (deeds, land contracts, mortgages, etc.)

2.      Personal property records (UCC real estate fixture filings)

3.      Vital records (birth, death, marriage, domestic partnerships and military discharges)


v  To provide safe archival storage and convenient access to these public records.

v  To implement statutory changes, system modernization, program and procedure evaluation and staff development to assure a high level of timely service for our citizen-customers.

Public Information

Applications for Birth/Marriage/Death Records.

Annotation of Birth Facts Form.

The Wisconsin Register of Deeds Fee Schedule
General Recording Requirements
and Standard Format Checklist
Genealogical Research in Door County

Link To Wisconsin Dept of Revenue's website: Search Recent Sales/Property Transfer

Order By Credit Card!  Request for Door County Birth, Death, and Marriage    

Order By Credit Card! Request for Real Estate Documents     

    * For any documents prior to Volume 172, please click here:

Wisconsin State Register of Deeds Association  -

Click for access to our Real Estate Tract Index/Colortract(prior to 1987) -

Links for eRecording submitters to sign up for eRecording: Simplifile, CSC (Corporation Service Company), Indecomm Global Services, or eRecording Partners Network

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