OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED: Nov. 24 & 25 and Dec. 23, 26 & 30, 2016 and Jan. 2, 2017.
NOTE: Real estate records intended to be recorded in 2016 should be received in our office by 3pm Dec. 29, 2016.
Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday Except Major Holidays
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, administration of the Wisconsin Rental Weatherization Program, alternative informal probate procedures (HT-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), the Wisconsin Department of Commerce (Rental Weatherization) 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.