Real Estate Recording Fees

Fees are governed by Wisconsin Statutes, the flat fee structure is effective June 25, 2010. 

All recorded documents are $30.00 each to record, with the exception of large format plats.

Copies of recorded documents are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page and $1.00 for the certification if a certified copy is requested.

PLATS

Recorded plats are not returned to sender.
Subdivision plats are $50.00
Cemetery plats are $50.00
Condominium plats are $50.00
Effective January 1, 2006 Jefferson County has implemented a condominium review fee of $50.00

 FILED DOCUMENTS

Federal tax liens and releases, certified surveys, filed documents for which no other fee is specified in Wis. Statutes are $30.00. Copies of filed documents are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page, and $1.00 for certification if a certified copy is requested. The original filed certified survey map are always retained in this office.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFER FEES

As of July 1, 2009, an electronic transfer return and fee or exemption number is required for all conveyances EXCEPT when exemptions 1, 2, 4 and 11 apply. The return is to be completed in online at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website http://www.dor.state.wi.us/retr/index.html  Current rate of fee is $.30 per $100 or $3.00 per $1000 of value rounded off to the next higher hundred.

Deeds in fulfillment of a land contract dated prior to 12/17/71 require no fee and are exempt by Stats. 77.25(1). Deeds in fulfillment of a land contract dated 12/17/71 to 8/31/81 inclusive are computed at $.10 per $100 or $1.00 per $1000 of value rounded off to the next higher hundred. Conveyances dated 9/1/81 or thereafter are computed at $.30 per $100 or $3.00 per $1000 of value rounded off to the next higher hundred.

Effective April 29, 1994 all returns must state the value in dollars of the real property conveyed (except transfer returns claiming exemptions 3 or 10.)

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