Location and Office Hours

Main Level
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

Deputy Register of Deeds
Kate Hanson - Ext. 6419

Office Specialist
Laura Johnson - Ext. 6417






Legal Description Examples

The beginning of the legal description (the first sentence) must immediately locate the real estate in one of the following ways.

  1. In a quarter/quarter section, town and range OR
  2. in a lot, block, name of plat/subdivision OR
  3. in a CSM with a volume, page and lot.

Samples of acceptable legal descriptions

  1. A parcel of land located in the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 20 West, City of Prescott, Pierce County, Wisconsin described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said section 10....ect.
  2. Part of lots six (6), seven (7) and eight (8) of block twenty (20) of the Original Plat of the Village of Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wisconsin described as follows: Beginning at the most southerly corner...etc.
  3. Lot 1 of the CMS volume 1, page 46


The following legal description beginning with "Commencing at" is NOT ACCEPTABLE

"Commencing at the Northeast corner of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 10, thence s 50 feet to the south right of way..........ect."