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Recorder Offices in Door County

Door County Clerk
421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235-2225
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (920) 746-2200
Door County Clerk 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 54235-2225

 
 
 
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Door County Recorder of Deeds
Door County Recorder Information
The recorder in Door County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
To record a deed, the fee is $30, regardless of the number of pages.

The current rate of transfer taxes is $3 per $1,000 of value, rounded up.

A Certificate of Compliance, Stipulation, and a Waiver are all $30.

A Stipulation/Waiver fee is $20 and is payable to the Register of Deeds.

Document Formatting Requirements
The Register of Deeds files and records various legal documents including deeds, mortgages, and other documents pertaining to real estate located in Door County. Recording real property documents gives constructive notice to the public on how title is held. This also helps to determine whether there are any encumbrances on the property.

• Only original deeds with original signatures can be recorded. Signatures are required to be notarized or authenticated. Corresponding names should be written beneath signatures.

• The maximum size paper accepted is legal size (8.5x14 inches), and the minimum is letter size (8.5x11 inches). One side of a sheet constitutes a page. Printing should be single sided only. Pages should not be hinged.

• The entire document must be legible and in black ink so that the document will scan properly. For best results, white paper and a font size of at least 12 point should be used.

• The upper right corner of the first page must be completely blank (a space of at least 3x3 inches) for the official recording stamp. The top margin should be a minimum of a ½ inch for every page. Other margins should be a minimum of ¼ of an inch.

• The name and return address must be either directly under the 3x3 inch recording area or on the left side of the page and within the top 3 inches.

• The parcel identification number must be directly underneath the return address.

• The grantor and grantee must be identified on the deed. The grantor must sign the deed and must have his/her signature notarized. If there is more than one grantor, all grantors must sign the form.

• The title of the document must be within the top 3 inches of the page, but not in the top 3x3 inch corner.

• A legal description of the real property being conveyed must be on the deed. The description must be complete enough for an independent surveyor to locate and identify the specific parcel(s). The description should be by subdivision name, lot, and block in a platted subdivision, or by certified survey map and lot number. Unplatted lands are identified according to the town, range, section and quarter section, and metes and bounds associated with the Public Land Survey System or Private Claims or Government Lots. The municipality (town, city, or village) and county must also be named in the legal description. Wisconsin statutes require that in a metes and bounds description, the point of beginning should be referenced to at least one Public Land Survey System monument (a fixed natural or artificial object used to establish real estate boundaries for a metes and bounds description).

• An addendum may be attached to the deed in order to continue or add information, such as the legal description or additional grantors/grantees. It is good practice to add the words “see attached” or “see Attached Addendum 1” in the area of the form that is incomplete.

• The individual’s name who prepared the form should be typed or printed in the bottom left corner of the first page.

• A conveyance must identify the interest conveyed and any material term, condition, reservation, or contingency upon which the interest is to arise, continue or be extinguished, limited, or encumbered.

TRANSFER FEES

An electronic Transfer Receipt and fee or exemption number is required for all conveyances, except when exemptions 1, 2 (unless the transferor is the lender in the transaction), 2r, 4, or 11 apply. Transfers involving rental properties must be accompanied by a certificate of compliance (if not previously done) to prove that weatherization standards have been met, or with a stipulation/agreement to bring the property up to code.

Whether the buyer or seller is to pay the transfer tax is often negotiated during the sale; if not, the grantor is liable.

The valuation must be shown when the document is exempt under statute 77.25(8), except for numbers 3 or 10 under that statute.

The real estate transfer form can be completed online at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue webpage.
 
E-Recording
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Door County, Click Here for more information.
Forms
Door County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Transfer on Death Deed Form
Transfer on Death to Beneficiary Form
Termination of Decedent Property Interest Form
Correction Deed Form
Disclaimer of Interest Form
Supplemental Documents
No supplemental documents at this time.
 
 
 
Information
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