Mission Statement: To record, index, maintain, and
provide access to all real estate documents, uniform commercial code fixture
filings, federal tax liens, military discharges, vital records and other
instruments, as prescribed by Wisconsin Statutes.
The Wisconsin Constitution established the Register of Deeds Office as a
permanent element of the county government structure in 1848.
Our office is responsible for the accurate and timely recording/filing and
indexing of all real estate documents pertaining to property within Buffalo
County. The purpose for recording real estate documents is two-fold: first, to
provide constructive notice to the public of a transaction; and secondly, to
perpetuate the history of title to a particular parcel of land. It is our duty
to properly maintain and provide accessibility to these records. Buffalo
County’s property tax rolls are derived from real estate documents recording
in the Register of Deeds office.
Records of births, deaths and marriages, which occurred in Buffalo County,
are on file in the Register of Deeds office, as well as military discharges.
These documents are open to the public with the exception of non-marital births
and the military discharges.
We assist the public in locating the particular record they are looking for
while overseeing access to the records to preserve their integrity. We provide
certified and non-certified copies as requested upon receipt of the proper fee.