Correction Instrument


The Correction Instrument bills were signed into law as 2009 Wisconsin Act 348, which created § 706.085. The law was published on May 27 and became effective the next day, May 28,2010.

Please be sure to read the statute for complete correction instrument requirements.

Per the Department of Revenue all correction instruments require a WI Real Estate Transfer return included with recording. A correction of a lien interest does not require a return.

  • Any deed, Correction Instrument or Affidavit of Correction presented for recording, requires a transfer return (eRETR) under state law (sec. 77.22(1), Wis. Stats.). A corrective instrument is exempt from a transfer fee under state law (sec. 77.25(3), Wis. Stats.).
  • The document should specify the correction.  Language such as "This correction instrument is being recorded to correct the legal description" is not acceptable because is does not clearly identify the correction.


Correction Instrument