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Recording Requirements
The following tips will help your document be ready to record:
  • Only original documents or certified copies may be recorded.
  • Pages must be white, standard weight, and either letter- or legal-sized. No hinged pages are allowed. Ink must be black.
  • The document must be legible and reproducible.
  • There must be a blank 3-inch by 3-inch space in the 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 inches of the page.
  • All pages must have a minimum of a half-inch margin across the top. The first page must have minimum quarter-inch margins on sides and bottom.
  • Paper must be 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, or 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches.
  • Signatures must be notarized with the notary commission date stated.
  • If the notary is in Wisconsin, the drafter of the document must be an individual.
  • Names must be printed below signatures.
  • The proper fee must accompany the document.
  • The document must have a complete legal description.
  • No social security numbers are allowed on documents.
  • 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.

Tamara Alten
Register of Deeds

Diane Skahen
Deputy Register of Deeds

206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1441
Fx: 920-849-1616

Calumet County Government
206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014

Main Offices
(920) 849-2361
(833) 620-2730
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F