Tapestry Frequently Asked Questions

Tapestry is an online search application that gives you access to recorded documents in multiple counties. You can use search criteria to access real estate documents in Dane County since 1975 (this date is subject to change as we continue to back index) and view document images by document number.

What records can I access?

In Dane County, the index of real estate documents is curently available beginning January 1975 and is subject to change as we are in the midst of a long term back indexing project. Most all document images are available by document number, including all subdivision plats, condominium plats and certified survey map images.

What equipment do I need?

You need Win98 or better, and MS Explorer version 5.0 or better. A fast processor, modem and large, high-resolution screen are recommended. You also need Adobe Acrobat Reader to bring up document images. Be sure to use the Adobe tool bar, not the MS Explorer tool bar to print images. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download from http://www.adobe.com.

What are the fees for a search?

$6.95 for a search and $1.00 per page to view or print.

Are there disclaimers I should read?

Yes. The Disclaimer includes important information such as “wall dates.”

How do I set up my search?

As with any system, you will need to determine the best strategy for finding your information. For more suggestions on how to search using Tapestry, see the search tips. For information on which types of documents are available, see document types.

Who do I contact for help with Tapestry?

Send an email to Support at Fidlar Software.

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


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Office Fax

(608) 267-3110

Mailing Address

PO Box 1438 Madison, WI 53701-1438
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