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Register of Deeds


Document recording cut off time is 3:30pm.  All documents received after this time will be recorded the next day.

Vital Records applications will be accepted in-person Monday thru Friday (except holidays) from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Counter customers applying after 4:00pm will have their applications processed next day.

We are now open for genealogy research by appointment only.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment at 608-785-9644 or 608-785-9645.

Contact and General Office Info

Department Head: Robin L Kadrmas

Staff:   Chief Deputy: Tammy Maybanks
            Asst. Deputy: Kari Wilde
            Clerk: Lorraine Johnson
            Clerk: Heidi Uebele

Main Phone: (608) 785-9644 or (608) 785-9645

Address:  Administration Center - Rm. 1400
                212 6th St. N.
                La Crosse, WI  54601

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (See list below for closure dates)

Holidays Observed

Email: [email protected]

Mission statement: 
  1. To provide the official county repository for:
    1. *Real estate records (deeds, land contracts, mortgages, etc)
    2. *Vital records (birth, death, marriage, domestic partnerships, divorce, and military discharges)
  2. To provide safe archival storage and convenient access to these public records.
  3. To implement statutory changes, system modernization, program and procedure evaluation and staff development to assure a high level of timely customer service for our citizens

Public Relations Information:

We provide application form(s) for vital records. We can supply the website address to complete an online transfer return for real estate conveyances. We have information on where to obtain birth, death and marriage certificates for those outside of Wisconsin. We give informational tours for local area schools including Western Wisconsin Technical College, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and the Genealogical Society.

The information on this web site is presented as a service to the citizens of La Crosse County and other Internet users.  While some of the information on this site is about legal issues or forms, it is not legal advice.  Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or to the other sites to which we link.