Location and Office Hours

Main Level
Courthouse
Room 109

P.O. Box 267
414 W. Main St.
Ellsworth, WI 54011

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
4:15pm cut off time for record searches and copy requests.
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.6748
Fax: 715.273.6861

Staff Contacts

Register of Deeds
Julie Hines - Ext. 6416
julie.hines@co.pierce.wi.us

Deputy Register of Deeds
Kate Hanson - Ext. 6419

Office Specialist
Laura Johnson - Ext. 6417

 

 

 

 

 


Document Checklist

ü Original documents or certified copies only.
ü Original signatures are required.
ü A notary's authentication and valid commission date is required.
ü Your document format must conform to Wisconsin Act 110; Standard Document format implemented Sept1, 1996. Requirements include a 3x3 inch blank space in upper right hand corner, minimum 1/2 inch margins at the top of each page, minimum 1/4 inch margins on sides and bottom of first page, white standard weight paper, no hinged pages. Click here for a blank cover sheet.
ü A return name and address must be entered on the document either under the recording area on the right or else on the left within the top 3" of the page.
ü The complete document must be legible and reproducible. Documents will be scanned and then returned to the name and address provided. A stamped, self addressed envelope is required. Click for requirements.

ü Name of person drafting document.
ü Documents pertaining to real estate require the complete legal descriptions. If platted land you need Subdivision name with lots and/or blocks or the Certified Survey Map (CSM) document number, volume and page. If not platted, then will need the Section, Town and Range and the quarter section or quarter/quarter section. (e.g. NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Section 3 Town 25 Range 16). A legal description with "commencing at" without identifying the quarter/quarter, section town and range is not acceptable. Click for examples.
ü The document must refer to land located in Pierce County.

ü Parcel identification number. The number on the document must be the same number as on the Real Estate Transfer form.
ü A complete Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer form is required for conveyances.
ü The correct fee. See Register of Deeds Fee Schedule.
ü Multiple mortgage, assignments or satisfactions may not be placed on the same instrument.