Register of Deeds

The office of the Register of Deeds was established in Wisconsin in 1836. The 1848 Wisconsin Constitution established the Register of Deeds as a permanent element of the county-level governmental structure. Each county in Wisconsin has a Register of Deeds office. The Register of Deeds is an elected County Official with a term of four years.   

The Register of Deeds files, records, and issues instruments and documents of significance to Walworth County as a whole and to its individual citizens.  Vital records document the span of our lives from birth to death.  Land records documenting title of over 65,000 properties in the County are maintained.  Each year, the Register of Deeds office processes over 20,000 real estate documents and over 17,000 vital records in Walworth County.