Waukesha County

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Waukesha County

Register of Deeds

James Behrend

                           Register of Deeds
                515 W Moreland Blvd Rm AC110
                   Waukesha, WI 53188 [MAP]
Phone: 262-548-7583

Office Hours Mon-Fri: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Land Record Copies: 8:00AM - 4:15PM
Recording Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Vitals Applications Accepted: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Genealogy Hours: *By appointment only*

*Genealogy appointments are suspended until further notice*

E-Mail: Vitals / Land Records / Recording / Genealogy
Land Records does not fulfill e-mail requests for              documents. Please read this memo: Memo

[Notice]: We have been experiencing issues with our Public Access Document Search system. Customers are not always redirected after payment to download their documents. When purchasing your document(s), please keep a list of the document numbers. If this happens, please give us a call or e-mail us with the list and we can send them to you. Thank you.

[Regarding Staffing]: Our office staff have been severely reduced due to pandemic precautions. Please, if possible, e-mail your help requests to one of the e-mails listed above. There may be some delay in addressing phone calls/voice mails. Thank you.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: Click Here

Due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), effective Thursday, March 19 2020, the Register of Deeds office will be closed to the public. Our office will remain open and fully staffed, however, all services shall be rendered via online, mail, and drop off location. Below you will find information on how to obtain Land Records documents as well as Vital Records. To see the Register of Deed's official press release regarding this, please click here.

Vital Records
As stated above, you will not be able to enter our office to retrieve blank applications. Because of this, we have made them available in the courthouse main entrance.

Blank applications:

Mail & Payment Options
Please see application instructions [HERE] to either mail or order online. If paying by Check/Money Order, please make them payable to the "Register of Deeds". If you were interested in utilizing VitalChek, they have been experiencing delays so you may or may not receive your record as fast as normal. If you wish to use VitalChek, please click [HERE].

⚠ Please Note: If paying with a Credit Card, please -DO NOT- send this information electronically to our office. Payment made via credit card can only be made through mail or drop off. Your information is immediately shredded once entered into our system.

Drop Box Location:
The drop box location has moved. It is now located in the main entrance vestibule.

⚠ Please Note: The Waukesha Social Security Office is closed to the public as well. However, they are still staffed and you may contact their office at (866) 220-7885.

Land Records
Documents are available online through our Public Access Document Search system. Documents are searchable from present back to 1994. Documents going back to 1915 ARE available, however, you will need specific document information (ie: document number) to find them. This information is able to be found in our online tract indexes. Links to all are below.


Please see Interim Recording Instructions [HERE].

NOTICE: It has come to our attention that third party sites are selling applications for vital record copies.  These applications are available FREE from this site by following the "Vital Records" link to the left of this box.  

Please contact our Vital Records department at vitalrecords@waukeshacounty.gov if you have any questions.