Recording Real Estate Documents

The Register of Deeds charges a fee for processing and copying recorded documents. The types of recorded documents accepted range from deeds and contracts to mortgages and satisfactions. Be aware that the first page of all recorded documents must include a blank area in the upper right hand corner or a cover page. For more information on receiving copies, see our recorded document copies page.

Method of Payment

Real estate document recording and transfer fees may be paid by cash, check or money orders made out to Register of Deeds, and in person by credit cards
(note: an additional fee is charged to the card holder which is determined by the total amount due).
For more information call: (608)266-4141.

Recording Deeds, Mortgages, Land Contracts, Satisfactions, and other documents

  • $30 per document regardless of the number of pages

Termination of Decedent's Property Interest

HT-110 forms are provided for this type of probate

  • $30

Copies of Recorded Documents

Copies of filed documents are reduced to 8.5" X 14" or 11" X 17". In-person copy request require cash only. No personal or business checks, debit or credit card are accepted.

  • Uncertified Copies
  • $2 for the first page
  • $1 for each additional page
  • Certified Copies
  • $1 in addition to uncertified costs
Kristi Chlebowski
Register of Deeds

Office Address

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

Office Hours


Real Estate
Search Line

(608) 266-4144
8:00am - 12:00pm

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