Real Estate Transfer Returns

Section 77.22(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes provides that “...submission of a completed real estate transfer return and collection by the register of the fee shall be prerequisites to acceptance of the conveyance for recording.” All information on the transfer return is useful to the local assessor, other municipal and county officials and staff of the Department of Revenue who have a statutory responsibility in the administration of Wisconsin tax laws.

eRETR Help

A deed and an Electronic Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Return (eRETR) must be completed to convey title to real estate.

Blank deed forms and deed instructions are not available for download from DOR's website. You can obtain blank deeds from a office supply or a title company:

If you need additional information in regards to your inquiry you will have to consult with a title company or an attorney. You can also contact the Register of Deeds at (608) 266-4141.

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