Register of Deeds:
The Office of the Register of Deeds (noted often hereafter, as ROD) was established in Wisconsin in 1836. Before that, land registration was handled by the Register in Probate. The 1848 Wisconsin Constitution established the ROD as a permanent element of the county-level governmental structure. Each county in Wisconsin has a Register of Deeds.
The Register of Deeds files, records, and issues instruments and documents of significance both to the community as a whole and to its individual citizens. Vital records document the span of our lives from birth to death. Land records documenting title in Wisconsin are maintained. The office also maintains land records documenting title to over $580.9 billion* in real property in Wisconsin.
During the past 150+ years the Register of Deeds office has utilized advanced technology to handle the increasing work load. From quill pens to computerized indexes to internet - accessible documents to electronic filing, these advancements have allowed us to provide a higher level of service to our customers during tough budget constraints.
*2019 equalized value of real property, WI Dept. of RevenueAbout Staci:
Staci has been Register since January 2007. She was appointed by the Governor to the Wisconsin Public Records Board, and has previously served on the Wisconsin Electronic Recording Council and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Wisconsin Counties Association Board of Directors.
Staci received an Associate Degree in Accounting from Madison College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Certified Public Mangers Program. She is Past President of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association (WRDA). She has served on several WRDA committees including, District Chair, Legislative, Resolutions, Audit, Nominating, Archives & Backup, E-Directory, E-Record and as WCA Liaison. Staci is also a member of the Jefferson County Land Records Council, Wisconsin County Constitutional Officers Association and Property Records Industry Association.
Staci has worked for Jefferson County since 1997, two years as a Child Support accountant and eight years as Chief Deputy Treasurer before becoming Register.