Preparation of Recorded Document

Is Your Document Ready to Be Recorded?Please make sure all of the following items are correct:

  • Only original documents or certified copies may be recorded. 
  • Pages must be white, standard weight, and either letter or legal sized. No hinged pages. Ink must be black.
  • The document must be legible and reproducible.
  • There must be a blank 3" by 3" space in upper right hand corner for the register's recording stamp.
  • The return address must be located either directly under the recording area or on the left within the top 3" of the page.
  • All pages must have a minimum 1/2" margin across the top. The first page must have minimum 1/4" margins on sides and bottom.
  • Signatures are notarized. Notary commission date stated.
  • The proper fee must accompany the document.
  • The name of the document drafter must be present.
  • Deeds, land contracts and judgments require the Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Form.

We will review your documents for these items but the ultimate responsibility for a complete and correct document is yours. Ask for assistance if you need it.

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715-538-2311 ext 244
18600 Hobson Street
Whitehall, WI 54773-8614


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