Register of Deeds


The office of the Register of Deeds was established in Wisconsin in 1836. The 1848 Wisconsin Constitution established the Register of Deeds as a permanent element of the county-level governmental structure.  Our office is responsible for the accurate and timely recording/filing and indexing of all real estate documents pertaining to property within Ashland County.  The recording of real estate documents serves a two-fold purpose; first, to provide constructive notice to the public of a transaction; and second, to perpetuate the history of title to a particular parcel of land.  We must properly maintain and provide accessibility to these records.


 See what we do here.


The mission statement of the Register of Deeds office is:

  • To provide and protect the integrity of the official County repository for real estate records and vital records
  • To provide archival storage and convenient access to these public records
  • To collect, disburse, and accurately account for fees imposed by Wisconsin Statutes and other local and State regulations
  • To implement statutory changes, system modernization, program and procedure evaluation, and staff development to assure a high level of timely service for our citizens/customers


Please Note:

All information is believed to be accurate, however, it is NOT guaranteed to be error-free. This website is intended to be used as a general source of land-related information and therefore is not intended to be used for detailed, site-specific analysis. Ashland County assumes no responsibility for direct, indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or other damages incurred by any user resulting from reliance solely on the information contained in this site.