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Wisconsin Property Records

What are Wisconsin Property Records?

The Wisconsin Open Records Law provides that any person has the right to inspect, copy and receive copies of any public record, with few exceptions.

Property records are considered public records, and anyone can request access to them. If you are a homebuyer, you may want to request property records from the municipality in which the property is located. This can help you learn more about the property, such as its tax history and any liens or encumbrances that may be associated with it.

 

Where to Find Wisconsin Property Records

Each county in Wisconsin maintains its property records. You can request access to them from the county register of deeds. While some counties have an online database where you can search for property records, others do not.

InfoTracer is a people search engine that can help you find property records in Wisconsin and other public records like criminal records, vital records, and more.

 

What Information Can You Find in Wisconsin Property Records?

Wisconsin property records typically include the following information:

  • The owner of the property
  • The physical address of the property
  • The legal description of the property
  • The year the property was built
  • Property tax assessment records
  • Liens and encumbrances against the property

Depending on the county, you may also be able to find information about the property's sales history and zoning records.

 

Wisconsin Property Tax Records

Wisconsin is the eighth-highest property tax state in the country, with an average effective rate of 1.68%.

Dane County has the highest property taxes in the state, with an average effective rate of 1.98%. Meanwhile, Iron County has the lowest property taxes, with an average effective rate of 1.48%.

You can search Wisconsin property tax records by address or owner's name. To search by address, you will need to know the municipality and county where the property is located.

 

Wisconsin Registry of Deeds Offices

The following is a list of registry of deeds offices in Wisconsin where you can find property records:

Brown County Register of Deeds
305 East Walnut Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54301
Phone: 920-448-4470
Fax: 920-448-4449
https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/register-of-deeds/general-information/

Kenosha County Recorder of Deeds
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, Wisconsin, 53140
Phone: 262-653-2441
Fax: 262-653-2512
https://www.kenoshacounty.org/522/Register-of-Deeds

Milwaukee County Recorder of Deeds
901 North 9th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Phone: 414-278-4021
Fax: 414-223-1257
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Register-of-Deeds

Racine County Recorder of Deeds
730 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, Wisconsin, 53403
Phone: 262-636-3208
Fax: 262-636-3851
https://www.racinecounty.com/departments/register-of-deeds

Waukesha County Recorder of Deeds
515 West Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53188
Phone: 262-548-7583
Fax: 262-548-7576
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ROD

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions About Wisconsin Property Records

How Do I Find Out Who Owns a Property in Wisconsin?

You have to know the address of the property and the municipality in which it is located. Once you have that information, you can contact the county register of deeds and request a property record search.

InfoTracer also offers a people search service that can help determine who owns a property in Wisconsin.

How Do I Find Property Details Online?

Unfortunately, not all counties in Wisconsin have an online property records database.

InfoTracer is the most convenient way to search for property records online. We can help you find the documents you need, even if the county doesn't have an online database.

Where are Deeds Recorded in Wisconsin?

The Registry of Deeds is the office in charge of recording deeds in Wisconsin. There is a Registry of Deeds office in each county.

How Do I Find Out About Wisconsin Unclaimed Property?

The Department of Revenue in Wisconsin is in charge of unclaimed property. You can visit their website to learn how to claim your property.

You can also search for an unclaimed property through InfoTracer. We can help you find an unclaimed property that may be owed to you, including money from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, and more.

Wisconsin Property Records Search