COVID-19 Updates for Register of Deeds Office:
For acquiring Vital Records: To further embrace the idea of social distancing the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Administration Building are closed to the public, unless an appointment has been made. These appointments are for urgent business only. If you need a birth, marriage or death certificate, print the appropriate form, fill it out and enclose the proper fees. Mail (USPS) to our office, or drop it in the drop box at the curb outside of the Administration Office, located at 508 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Another option is to order at www.vitalchek.com (NOTE: you do not have to use UPS for delivery, just check the regular USPS mail back option). Be assured that your request will be processed in a timely manner. Our office strives to process and return your request within a 24 hour period. Remember that our office can issue birth and marriage records from any county in Wisconsin. For immediate service we have requests forms available near the elevator on the first floor of our building. Please follow the instructions placed there.
For recording land records: In order to enhance service, public safety and promote social distance we recommend that folks check into electronically recording your documents, see eRecording information on this site. You may also mail (USPS) your records or use the drop box located by the Administration Building.
Please call our office at 920-459-3046, so we can help you determine the most efficient and safe way to serve you. Stay safe and healthy.
To be fiscally responsible while serving the public in a courteous and friendly manner, following and enforcing the state statutes that dictate our office along with preserving and protecting real estate records, vital records and miscellaneous documents.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Register of Deeds office is the primary source of legal documents, which affect virtually every individual living in Sheboygan County. This includes personal and real estate ownership and encumbrance records in addition to financing instruments that are the basis of individual and business credit ratings. This office executes the final acceptance and filing of new subdivision plats and Certified Survey Maps, administers the Vital Records Registration system, which includes registration of all births, marriages and deaths of county residents, probate instruments, and business documents such as corporate filings.
Other duties include registration, preparation, and issuance of copies of military records, alternative informal probate procedures (TDI-110), and registration of US Treasury Federal Tax IRS Liens. Other statutory responsibilities include the collection of taxes and fees, these fees are divided between Sheboygan County and the State of Wisconsin.
Required reports are given to the following governmental agencies: US Treasury (Federal IRS Tax Liens), Wisconsin Department of Revenue (transfer fee tax collection and property valuation for tax equalization), the Wisconsin Department of Administration (plat review and the Wisconsin Land Information Program) and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services (Vital Records)
Sheboygan County offices that depend upon us for information and services include the County Veteran’s Service Office, Planning, Clerk of Courts, County Treasurer/Real Property and the County Highway Department.
Recorded land records are the basis of the real estate property tax. Translated into monetary terms the land records in the Register of Deeds office represent $8.6 billion dollars in real estate lying within the borders of Sheboygan County.