Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds
Sara K. Nuernberger, Registrar

Location & Mailing Address:
224 South Second Street Medford, WI  54451

Phone:  715 . 748 . 1483
Fax:  715 . 748 . 1446

* Office is located on the Second Floor of the Courthouse.


The voters of Taylor County elect the Register of Deeds for a four-year term. History is recorded in this county office many times each working day. Recorded are dates of births, deaths, marriages, and such vital matters as military discharges and legal changes of name. This office records conveyances of real estate, trusts, mortgages, easements and any form of transaction affecting real estate. Legal title to certain real estate is answered largely by ROD records. The abstractors of title acquire a large part of their data with respect to real estate from this office. Web access to real estate records dating April 1995 forward is available by visiting Copies of school transcripts and school census records are also issued by this office.

We sincerely hope that you will find our web pages to be a valuable resource for your interactions with our office!


Real Estate Records

Recording and Filing Fees
Fees are governed by Wisconsin Statutes and are uniform throughout the state.

  • Recording a document $30.00 flat fee
  • Copies of documents are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page, plus $1.00 for certificate if a certified copy is requested.

Documents entitled to be recorded in the Register of Deeds Office must meet standard document format per Wis. Statute 59.43(2m).

Real Estate Links


Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Partnership Certificates can be acquired at the Register of Deeds Office.  With the new statewide issuance law now in effect, if the vital record you are requesting falls within the dates listed below, you can obtain the copies from ANY Register of Deeds in the State of Wisconsin.

Birth Certificates – from 10/1/1907 to present
Death Certificates – from 9/1/2013 to present
Marriage Certificates – 6/21/2015 to present
Divorce Certificates – 1/1/2016 to present

Fee Schedule

The fee for a search of the file which entitles the applicant to one certified copy of the record if found is $20.  A charge of $3 is required for each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time as the first copy.

Applications for Vital Records
Birth Certificate Application
Death Certificate Application
Marriage Certificate Application
Divorce Certificate Application

Vital Records – Expedited Copies via Credit Card



The Register of Deeds Office is open to Genealogy Researchers during our regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. It is not necessary to make an appointment to use our records.

Office staff can assist you in finding the proper records, however, they are not at your disposal for checking records for you.