Milwaukee County Register of Deeds

Milwaukee County Register of Deeds The mission of the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Office is to provide timely, secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services that are delivered in a prompt and courteous manner.
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Milwaukee County celebrates a life of service on Cesar Chávez Day. The Register of Deeds Office is closed for business t...
03/31/2020

Milwaukee County celebrates a life of service on Cesar Chávez Day. The Register of Deeds Office is closed for business today in remembrance.

The Register of Deeds Office continues recording, indexing and auditing real estate documents for our County. We are enc...
03/27/2020

The Register of Deeds Office continues recording, indexing and auditing real estate documents for our County. We are encouraging our industry partners and County residents to eRecord all real estate documents. Please see our County’s eRecording services:

Simplifile
Phone: (800)-460-5657 Ext. 1056

CSC Global
Phone: (866) 652-0111

eRecording Partners Network
Phone: (888) 325-3365

03/25/2020
Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk

Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE
EFFECTIVE 3/25/20

Due to Governor Ever’s SAFER AT HOME EMERGENCY ORDER #12 and guidance from Milwaukee County Health Officials, the County Clerk’s Office is closed to the public until further notice.

MARRIAGE LICENCES
We have implemented a virtual marriage license application process. Marriage Licenses will be issued virtually between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm. To schedule a time to talk to an employee please call (414) 278-4275 or email [email protected].

PASSPORTS, MCTS FARE CARDS, DNR LICENSES
Due to federal processing center operational changes, we are not taking applications until further notice.

QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
If you have an urgent need or additional questions, please call (414) 278-4275, leave your name and number, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also access the County Clerk’s web page at: county.milwaukee.gov/CountyClerk.

The safety of the public our customers and employees is our priority. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time in our community.

Governor Tony Evers’ Emergency Stay-at-Home Order deems local government services as essential. This also extends to rea...
03/24/2020

Governor Tony Evers’ Emergency Stay-at-Home Order deems local government services as essential. This also extends to real estate and title services in Wisconsin. Given the Order, our office will continue to carry out our statutory functions via eRecording and Mail only. For any questions, please call our Office.

The Wisconsin Land Title Association, Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and the Wisconsin Relator Association urge ...
03/23/2020

The Wisconsin Land Title Association, Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and the Wisconsin Relator Association urge Governor Tony Evers to designate Register of Deeds Offices as essential financial sector services and request that ROD Offices be maintained open to continue to record land record conveyances and mortgages. ROD Israel Ramón agrees that closing ROD Offices may cause irreparable harm to residents, the mortgage industry and title insurance companies.

Reminder: Until further notice, County Residents can request vital records (Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, etc.) throu...
03/23/2020

Reminder: Until further notice, County Residents can request vital records (Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, etc.) through the mail, fax or email. Our lobby is closed to the public. Please visit our website to print and complete a vital records application. Personal checks will be accepted during the period our lobby is closed. Call us at 414-522-6515 with any questions. Thank you.

03/20/2020
www.wdfi.org

Department of Financial Institutions speeds up Remote Notary rules in light of COVID-19 pandemic.

03/18/2020
03/18/2020
TMJ4 News

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón briefs Milwaukee County residents on his Office’s operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Milwaukee County is holding another update on COVID-19. THE LATEST: https://www.tmj4.com/coronavirus

La Oficina de Registros de Escrituras está cerrada al público. La grabación electrónica de escrituras o documentos inmob...
03/17/2020
Milwaukee County Register of Deeds

La Oficina de Registros de Escrituras está cerrada al público.

La grabación electrónica de escrituras o documentos inmobiliarios y la grabación por correo están disponibles en la Oficina de Registro de Escrituras. Los registros vitales como certificados de nacimiento también se pueden solicitar por correo. Todas las citas de genealogía e investigadores inmobiliarios están cancelando hasta nuevo aviso.

Para obtener más información sobre cómo realizar transacciones sin venir a nuestra oficina, visite nuestra página web en https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Register-of-Deeds o llámenos al 414-639-7887. Gracias.

Delivered in a prompt and courteous manner, the Register of Deeds provides secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services.

Milwaukee County Register of Deeds
03/17/2020

Milwaukee County Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds Lobby is closed to the public.

Given the policy directives of Governor Tony Evers and in consultation with County Executive Chris Abele, the ROD leadership team and Registers of Deeds across our state, Register of Deeds Israel Ramón is ordering the ROD Office lobby at the courthouse be closed for business as of noon today, March 18th, 2020.

eRecording of real estate documents and recording by mail are available at the Register of Deeds Office. Vital records can also be requested by mail. All appointments for genealogy and real estate researchers are being cancelled until further notice.

For more information on transacting business without coming to our office, please visit our webpage at https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Register-of-Deeds or call us at 414-278-4021. Thank you.

RESEARCHERSEffective immediately, all genealogy or real estate researchers who have been out of state since 3/2/20 must ...
03/15/2020

RESEARCHERS
Effective immediately, all genealogy or real estate researchers who have been out of state since 3/2/20 must call the ROD Office before coming in for their scheduled appointment.

Our Office is following directives from the Milwaukee County County Executive and the Office of Emergency Management. Any out-of-State visitors or individuals with flu-like systems will need to self-quarantine for at least two weeks.

Further updates will be shared with County residents, industry partners and vendors as they become available. Please contact Register of Deeds Israel Ramón for more information. Thank you.

The Register of Deeds Lobby is closed to the public. Given the policy directives of Governor Tony Evers and in consultat...
03/12/2020

The Register of Deeds Lobby is closed to the public.

Given the policy directives of Governor Tony Evers and in consultation with County Executive Chris Abele, the ROD leadership team and Registers of Deeds across our state, Register of Deeds Israel Ramón is ordering the ROD Office lobby at the courthouse be closed for business as of noon today, March 18th, 2020.

eRecording of real estate documents and recording by mail are available at the Register of Deeds Office. Vital records can also be requested by mail. All appointments for genealogy and real estate researchers are being cancelled until further notice.

For more information on transacting business without coming to our office, please visit our webpage at https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Register-of-Deeds or call us at 414-278-4021. Thank you.

ROD Israel Ramón and Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson frequently collaborate to improve services for County res...
03/12/2020

ROD Israel Ramón and Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson frequently collaborate to improve services for County residents. Here, they discuss a vital records index which is the subject of an open records request.

ROD Israel Ramón installs Language Line to help County residents gain better access to services. With nearly one million...
03/07/2020

ROD Israel Ramón installs Language Line to help County residents gain better access to services.

With nearly one million County residents, it is estimated that over 12% of have limited proficiency in English. The Language Line offers interpreters that speak 220 languages to help our staff assist all County residents.

Deputy County Clerk Stefan Dostanić helps test our Line by asking for a Bosnian language interpreter.

Working in conjunction with Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson, our office has installed a Voter Registration Kio...
03/06/2020

Working in conjunction with Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson, our office has installed a Voter Registration Kiosk in the ROD lobby. We serve over 2,000 residents a month in our office and now they can register to vote while they wait for their records to be processed by our capable staff.

03/05/2020

Termination of Decedent’s Interest

The legislature passed and Governor Tony Evers signed Act 127 earlier this week with a publication date of March 4, 2020. This law relates to obtaining evidence of the termination of certain property of a decedent. This law requires the person providing the termination of the decedent’s property interest to verify, under oath, the correctness of the information provided to the Register of Deeds.

This new law not only removes the requirement to provide a certified death certificate but also allows the termination of decedent’s interest (HT-110) to be electronically recorded.

The termination of decedent’s interest form and updated instructions are on the Wisconsin Register of Deeds website at wrdaonline.org.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office. Thank you.

Today, Register of Deeds Israel Ramón had the privilege of being present in Governor Tony Evers’ office for the signing ...
03/03/2020

Today, Register of Deeds Israel Ramón had the privilege of being present in Governor Tony Evers’ office for the signing of two bills into law which were unanimously supported by the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association. SB318/AB327 eliminates an antiquated death certificate requirement for terminating interest in property and SB317/AB293 establishes an electronic and remote notarization law. Both bills will help Wisconsin residents. Many thanks to the Wisconsin Register if Deeds Association (WRDA) for their efforts.

The ROD Office wishes K-9 Officer Carlos a happy retirement after many years of dedicated service. Working in the County...
03/03/2020

The ROD Office wishes K-9 Officer Carlos a happy retirement after many years of dedicated service. Working in the County jail with his partner Deputy Brian Anderson and a constant presence at community engagement functions, K-9 Carlos has served Milwaukee County well. Thank you and best wishes!

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón was honored to participate in a press conference regarding a proposed racial equity ordin...
02/26/2020

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón was honored to participate in a press conference regarding a proposed racial equity ordinance with County Executive Chris Abele, County Supervisors Willie Johnson, Marcelia Nicholson, Felesia Martin, Patti Logsdon and Sylvia Ortiz Velez. ROD Ramón spoke about his commitment to racial and language equity.

The County Board of Supervisors reauthorized the continuation of the Free Birth Certificate Program (up to a 1,000 certi...
02/15/2020
Milwaukee County leaders sign resolution expanding ‘free birth certificates’ program

The County Board of Supervisors reauthorized the continuation of the Free Birth Certificate Program (up to a 1,000 certificates in 2020) for voting and youth jobs (15 to 21 years) for county residents. If a birth certificate is needed to obtain a ID to vote, please contact our office.

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County leaders on Thursday, Aug. 23 signed a resolution that expands the county's "free birth certificates" program. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb, in signing the resolution, announced the final authorization for the r...

Interested in working for Milwaukee County?  Please check out the wonderful employment opportunities we have. https://co...
02/15/2020
Milwaukee County Human Resources | Milwaukee County Careers

Interested in working for Milwaukee County? Please check out the wonderful employment opportunities we have.

https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Human-Resources

Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Fleet, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to Veterans, our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities an...

The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) will host it’s national convention in Milwaukee, August 17th through th...
02/13/2020
Annual Conference - Property Records Industry Association

The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) will host it’s national convention in Milwaukee, August 17th through the 20th. Our office will be hosting informational tours for PRIA members. Please contact PRIA for registration information.

https://www.pria.us/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3305&activateFull=true

If you have a suggestion for a conference presentation or have a program you would like to present, contact Mallory Robinson.

Nuestra Programa de Alerta de Fraude de Propiedad está disponible al público.  Este servicio gratuito de la Oficina de R...
02/04/2020

Nuestra Programa de Alerta de Fraude de Propiedad está disponible al público. Este servicio gratuito de la Oficina de Registro de Escrituras permite que dueños de casa sean notificados cuando documentos de bienes raíces sean registrados en nuestra Oficina con su nombre. Lucha contra el fraude de propiedad, registrándote lo más pronto posible.

Si usted trabaja por un municipio, el condado, un concejal, una agencia inmobiliaria, una compañía de títulos o un grupo comunitario y desea volantes para su organización, háganos saber. Folletos disponibles en inglés y español. Simplemente envíe un correo electrónico a Registro Israel Ramón al [email protected].

We are pleased to report that Governor Tony Evers has appointed Tina Pommier as the new Register of Deeds in Eau Claire ...
01/31/2020
Gov. Evers: Appoints Tina Pommier as Eau Claire County Register of Deeds | WisPolitics.com

We are pleased to report that Governor Tony Evers has appointed Tina Pommier as the new Register of Deeds in Eau Claire County. Our office has reached out to Ms. Pommier and extended our congratulations and assistance during her transition.

Press Releases Gov. Evers: Appoints Tina Pommier as Eau Claire County Register of DeedsGov. Evers: Appoints Tina Pommier as Eau Claire County Register of Deeds January 31, 2020 MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today appointed Tina Pommier as the new Eau Claire County Register of Deeds. This appointment f...

Our Property Fraud Alert Program is available to the public. This free service from the Register of Deeds Office allows ...
01/28/2020

Our Property Fraud Alert Program is available to the public. This free service from the Register of Deeds Office allows homeowners to be notified when real estate documents are filed in our Office with their name. Fight property fraud by signing up.

If you are a municipality, County Supervisor, alderperson, real estate agency, title company or community group and would like flyers for your organization, please let us know. Flyers available in English and Spanish. Simply email [email protected].

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón is honored to represent Milwaukee County as the 1st Vice President of the Wisconsin Count...
01/27/2020

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón is honored to represent Milwaukee County as the 1st Vice President of the Wisconsin County Constitutional Officers (WCCO) Legal Defense Fund at its upcoming annual meeting on March 3 in Madison.

We are responsive to county residents. The December 2019 Customer Satisfaction Service Results:• 99.9% of customers opin...
01/26/2020
Milwaukee County Register of Deeds

We are responsive to county residents. The December 2019 Customer Satisfaction Service Results:

• 99.9% of customers opined that ROD staff provided professional service to them.

• 94.1% of customers opined they received an excellent level of service. The rest was fair to good.

• 98% of customers noted short wait times of 5-10 minutes.

Being helpful, response and friendly to county residents and our industry partners are our goals. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our services, call Register of Deeds Israel Ramón at 414-278-3038.

Delivered in a prompt and courteous manner, the Register of Deeds provides secure, accurate, archival accessible and cost-effective record systems and services.

Deed record Indexing is the process of capturing metadata contained in deeds and inputting that data into the County’s l...
01/25/2020

Deed record Indexing is the process of capturing metadata contained in deeds and inputting that data into the County’s land records software program to make deeds searchable for title companies, county residents and the real estate industry. While deed records typically contain the same metadata fields (grantor, grantee, legal description, township, etc.), each county has their own indexing standards or metadata that they capture. Without indexing, real estate records would be impossible to find.

Being judicious with taxpayer dollars and cutting waste while maintaining a high level of customer service and up-to-dat...
01/22/2020
Register of Deeds initiates cost savings plan to store real estate records for Milwaukee County | The Milwaukee Independent

Being judicious with taxpayer dollars and cutting waste while maintaining a high level of customer service and up-to-date technology are a priority of Register of Deeds Israel Ramón and his staff.

Register of Deeds initiates cost savings plan to store real estate records for Milwaukee County Posted by Staff | Jan 22, 2020 | Featured | Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds (ROD) Israel Ramón announced major reforms for 2020 on January 6, which inclu...

Property fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S.  Protect yourself by signing up for Property Fraud Alert...
01/18/2020
Index

Property fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. Protect yourself by signing up for Property Fraud Alerts (PFA). It’s a free service from our Office that notifies homeowners when a deed, satisfaction, lien or mortgage has been filed in their name with our office. Sign up at the link below or if you’d like PFA brochures (available in English and Spanish) or more information about our program, please contact us at: [email protected]

Data Privacy Statement: All information entered into the Property Fraud Alert site is used exclusively for the tracking and notification of recording activity. The owner of this website (Fidlar Technologies) agrees to never resell this information to any individual or company.

Job opportunity at our Office for a Real Property Analyst.  Please feel free to share this announcement.
01/18/2020
Now hiring: Real Property Analyst!

Job opportunity at our Office for a Real Property Analyst. Please feel free to share this announcement.

Job Summary:  Under general supervision, the Analyst Real Property performs a wide range of duties. Prepares and maintains the assessment r...

Our office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Please plan acco...
01/15/2020

Our office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Please plan accordingly.

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901 N. 9th Street, Room 103
Milwaukee, WI
53233

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(414) 278-4021

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What we do for Milwaukee County.

The Office of the Register of Deeds (noted often hereafter, as ROD) was established in Wisconsin in 1836. Before that, land registration was handled by the Register in Probate. The 1848 Wisconsin Constitution established the ROD as a permanent office of the county-level governmental structure. Each of our 72 counties has an ROD. We are the largest office in the state, employing roughly 25 people who process thousands of documents each year. ​ We are a revenue generating office for Milwaukee County.

The ROD files, records, and issues instruments and documents of significance both to the community as a whole and to its individual citizens. Vital records document the span of our lives from birth to death. Land records documenting title in Wisconsin are maintained. The office also maintains land records documenting title to over $549.5 billion in real property in Wisconsin. ​ During the past 150+ years the Register of Deeds office has utilized advanced technology to handle the increasing work load. From quill pens to computerized indexes to internet -accessible documents to electronic filing, these advancements have allowed us to provide a higher level of service to our customers during tough budget constraints.

We are the official County repository for Real estate records (deeds, land contract, mortgages, etc.), Vital records (birth, death, marriage, domestic partnership and military discharges).

We also, provide safe archival storage and convenient access to these public records. Implement statutory changes, system modernization, program and procedure evaluation and staff development to assure a high level of service to Milwaukee County residents.

Israel Ramon, ROD

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