Register of Deeds
Due to the civil unrest in our community, our building is closed to the public. We are able to process documents and vital records applications received through the mail. All correspondence including documents to be recorded, vital records to be filed and applications for purchase of vital records or documents can be mailed to our main office at 1010 56th Street, Kenosha WI 53140. To purchase copies of vital records online with a credit card please use our VitalCheck application which can be found on our vital records page. You will also be able to download paper applications from this page.
If you would like to record or purchase your documents in person you can make an appointment to do so at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol, please use this link to make your appointment: https://kenoshacounty.timetap.com/
Copies of real estate documents can be purchased on our Landshark website: https://landshark.co.kenosha.wi.us/LandShark/login you will need to self-register giving yourself a user name and password, and you will need a credit card to cover the fees.
We are doing our best to most effectively meet the needs of our constituents, thank you in advance for your patience during these unprecedented times. Our prayer is that we will soon be back to work in our normal setting. Thank you again for your understanding.
JoEllyn Storz, registrar
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
Please refer to this link regarding the closure of the building during the Covid - 19 Emergency.
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.
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.