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Dunn County, Wisconsin

Recorder Offices

Dunn County Register of Deeds

800 Wilson Ave, Rm 135, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (715) 232-1228

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Wisconsin - Dunn County Recorder Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Dunn County.

Recording Fees

The fee to record a document is $30.

The current transfer fee rate is $3 per $1000 of value.

A Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Return (completed with proper fee paid or a transfer tax exemption number) is required for deeds, land contracts, and other instruments of conveyance. File the form electronically online with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

The recording fee must accompany the deed and the transfer return receipt when recording.

For a complete list of fees, visit the Register of Deeds office in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Document Formatting Requirements

- White, standard weight paper should be used. Paper should measure 8.5x11 inches and should be written or typed in black or red ink. Pages should not be hinged.

- A 3x3 inch blank space in the upper right corner is required. This space is to be left blank for the recorder's use.

- All other margins should an inch at the top and at least a of an inch margins on the sides and bottom. A horizontal area within the top 3 inches on the first page on the left side should be left blank for the unique document number. This should be no smaller than 0.5x2 inches

- The title of the instrument should be located not less than 0.5 inches nor more than 3 inches from the top of the paper.

- Original signatures are required.

- A return name and address must be entered on the document either under the 3x3 inch recording area on the right or in the upper left corner under the space for the document number.

- The document title, return address, party names, and legal descriptions must be complete and legible.

- Documents pertaining to real estate require a complete legal description of the real property.

- The document should refer to the land within the county in which it is recorded.

- An electronic real estate transfer return receipt must be submitted with all conveyances.

- Multiple mortgages, satisfactions, or assignments must not be placed in the same instrument.

- A notary's authentication and valid commission date are required.

- Instruments must include the name and address of the person who drafted the document.


- A transfer form and fee or exemption number is required for all conveyances, except for the following types: A conveyance that corrects or reforms a previously recorded document without adding additional consideration, on a sale for delinquent taxes or assessments, familial transactions with nominal or no consideration, or transactions between husband and wife. For additional exemptions not listed here, go to the Wisconsin Chapter 77 Revised Code.

- The transfer form must be completed electronically. When submitting your document for recording, your document must be accompanied by the Transfer Form Receipt.

- Documents claiming an exemption must show the valuation, unless the document is exempt under Chapter 77.25(3) and 11 of the Wisconsin Revised Code.

- The grantor and the grantee or their agent must sign the form.

- Transfers involving rental property must be accompanied by a certificate of compliance to prove that weatherization standards have been met, or with a stipulation that makes an agreement to bring the property up to code. Both of these forms, the certificate of compliance and the stipulation, are $50, payable to the Department of Workforce Development. Real Estate Deeds

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