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Register of Deeds

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Genealogy Research Hours:  

9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. & 

1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Carol Burmeister 
Register of Deeds

407 South Second Street
PO Box 28
Alma, WI 54610-0028

Phone: (608) 685-6230 ~ Fax: (608) 685-6213

e-mail: carol.burmeister@buffalocounty.com

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Margo Traun
Deputy Register of Deeds

Phone: (608) 685-6231
e-mail: margo.traun@buffalocounty.com

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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.


Recording Fee Schedule & Real Estate Transfer Fees Birth Record Application
Online Land Records Marriage Record Application
Recording Standards Domestic Partnership Agreement Application
  Domestic Partnership Termination Application
  Death Record Application
Checklist For Peparation Of Document To Be Recorded Document Preparation Tutorial
Wisconsin Register of Deeds Forms  
Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association