Wisconsin Deed Forms

A Wisconsin deed is a legal document that assists with moving and passing on the property from one owner (grantor) to another (grantee). The document is a straightforward 2-page agreement that depicts the two (2) parties alongside the property and the price tag (known as 'consideration'). After preparation, it should be endorsed by the grantor(s) before a notary public. A copy of the deed should be taken along with the recording charge and the Real Estate Transfer Return to the County Register of Deeds.

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Wisconsin Deed Forms

Laws - Chapter 706. Conveyance of Real Property; Recording; Titles

Land Transfer Return (eRETR) - This structure should be documented alongside any deed recorded in the State of Wisconsin (See Instructions).

Recording (W.S.A. 706.05) - Must be documented with the County Register of Deeds in the locale of the property being passed on.

Signing (W.S.A. 706.06) - All marks by the Grantor(s) should be joined by the affirmation of a legal official.

Types of Deeds

There are three types of deeds: General Warranty Deed, Quit Claim Deed, and Statutory (Special) Warranty Deed. The type of deed to use depends on the conditions surrounding the transfer of the property.

The General Warranty Deed is the most frequently used in real estate transfers. It offers the buyer complete protection since it guarantees the tile legally belongs to the seller, the seller has legal right to transfer the property, and no third party shall lay claim to the property.

The Quitclaim Deed offers no guarantee to the title. It is mainly used in situations where the buyer and seller are familiar with each other. 

The Special Warranty Deed conveys the title with a limited guarantee. Although the seller will make no claims to the property, the deed does not account for any issues that may arise from before the seller owned the property.

Wisconsin Property Investigation

  1. Select the property’s county from this webpage.

  2. From your selected county’s contact information, select  “visit county’s Online Record Search”.

  3. From the list of available search options, the page will display, click on “Deeds & Records”.

  4. From here, you can search via any of the following methods: 

  • Grantee or Grantor  Name (Last, First)

  • Partial name search

  • Page/Book/Extension number

  • Instrument number

  • Township/ Section/Date Range or

  • Subdivision

  1. Click on the result that aligns with your search.

  2. Clicking on the result will take you to a page where you can view all the information on the property. This includes Date Filed, Instrument Date, Instrument Number, Mineral Acres, Value, Book and Page, Grantee, Grantor, Remarks, Title Agency (Filed By), and descriptions.

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