Register of Deeds
Jaymi S. Kohn, Registrar
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 landshark.co.taylor.wi.us. Copies of school transcripts and school census records are also issued by this office.
NEW! Land Notification – allows you to monitor a name or specific parcel of land for real estate activity. You can create one or more alerts that are triggered when real estate records are recorded with the Taylor County Register of Deeds office for the name or property identified in the alert. This free service is available by visiting https://landnotify.co.taylor.wi.us/lns.app/#
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).
Requesting Copies of Vital Records
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 – 1907 to present
Divorce Certificates – 1/1/2016 to present
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.
Real Estate Links
- Landshark – Online Access to Taylor County Real Estate Records
- Land Notification – Real estate activity alerts
- Preparation Checklist for Documents to be Recorded
- Fee Schedule
- Standard Document Format
- Real Estate Document Forms-Knight Barry
- Wisconsin Department of Revenue Real Estate Transfer Fee Return (eRETR)
- Additional Forms
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.
Location & Mailing Address:
224 South Second Street
Medford, WI 54451
Courthouse 2nd Floor
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