Welcome to the Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office is currently CLOSED to the public due to COVID19.

Should one need to visit our office an appointment must be made. Requests for appointments with land records can be made by phoning (608) 266-4144 and for vital records appointments by phoning (608) 267-8810.

Our office can only accept exact cash for any certificate copies, document copies or real estate recordings. We will not process credit card payments OR make change. YOU MUST HAVE EXACT CASH AMOUNTS for your transactions.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Regarding third-party vendors selling vital records

We have received an increased number of calls about third-party vendors selling birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates. These companies charge customers high fees to "process" or "help apply" for certificates issued from the Wisconsin Vital Records Office.

To avoid high fees when ordering online, we highly encourage customers to double check the URL of the site you are on to ensure that you are ordering through our contracted vendor VitalChek.

The Dane County Register of Deeds Office is the central location for vital records and land records for Dane County. Our Vital Records Section maintains and issues copies of certificates of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and domestic partnerships that occur in Dane County, and records military discharge papers for veterans. Our Real Estate Section maintains and issues copies of land records for property located in Dane County (deed information), and records a variety of other documents of significance (firm name registration). Most records are available for viewing in our office free of charge.

Neighborhood Search Program

The Register of Deeds has made it's library of neighborhood covenants and restrictions free to search and download. Find your neighborhood documents at the link below:

Phone Hours

The real estate search line is answered daily from 8:00am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at (608) 266-4144.

Office Information

The Register of Deeds office is located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin (view map). We are open Monday through Friday, from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM. Please note Vital Records are NOT issued after 4:15 PM AND real estate public searches are NOT allowed after 4:15 PM.

Website Links

You can navigate through our website using the links below or the Search Box at the top of the page.


Vital Records

Other Items Handled by this Office

Records Provided by Other Agencies

Other Useful Resources

Real Estate

Plat Guidelines

Parcel Information

Kristi Chlebowski
Register of Deeds

Office Address

City County Building Room 110 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Madison, WI 53703

Office Hours

Mon - Fri
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Real Estate
Search Line

(608) 266-4144
8:00-11:30 AM
1:30-3:30 PM

Vital Records

(608) 266-4142

General Information

(608) 266-4141


Call Wisconsin Relay 711

Office Fax

(608) 267-3110

Mailing Address

PO Box 1438 Madison, WI 53701-1438
Vital Records will not be issued after 4:15