The Waukesha County, Wisconsin, Register of Deeds maintains a safe and secure public facility to hold legal documents concerning real estate located in Waukesha County, in addition to maintaining vital records, official maps and military discharges. The Register of Deeds is open for public inspection of these documents from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, as of November 2015.
The Waukesha County Register of Deeds home page offers many online services, including information on document format requirements, genealogy research, public access document search and a blank real estate form library.
The Genealogy Research tab shows the records available for use in genealogy research, together with the conditions that apply to accessing these records. Some of the conditions specified by the Register of Deeds include genealogists providing their names, addresses, telephone numbers and general class of documents to be searched. Genealogists must also provide current proof of identification and read the rules and sign an agreement to abide by them. Children under 12 years old are not permitted in the office of the Register of Deeds.
Clicking on the Public Access Document Search, after accepting the site conditions, brings up the search page. To perform a vital record or real estate search on the Register of Deeds online database, a customer must first create an account.