Register of Deeds

Mission Statement


The office of Register of Deeds is to provide prompt, courteous and responsive service to our customers; to achieve accurate, up-to-date maintenance of records; and to provide continuous personal growth opportunities for staff and department head to continue to succeed in handling the department's expanding responsibility to the public we serve.

About the office of Register of Deeds

The office of Register of Deeds was established in Wisconsin in 1836. It was established as a constitutional office in 1848 and became a permanent element of the county level government structure. It has been said that few things must last as long as county records, and few jobs involve as much responsibility and as much attention to detail.

The Register of Deeds files, records, and issues instruments and documents of significance both to the community as a whole and to its individual citizens. Vital records document the span of our lives from birth to death. Land records documenting title to real property in Kenosha county are maintained.

The Kenosha County Register of Deeds office electronically records 70% of it's documents. This greatly increases the efficiency of the office, allowing us to maintain accurate and up to date land records. These records are available for purchase through our Landshark Website. https://landshark.co.kenosha.wi.us/LandShark/login

 Property owners may also sign-up for our automatic Land Notification program, to monitor a name or parcel for real estate activity to prevent fraud. https://kcdocfilingalerts.kenoshacounty.org/lns.app/